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David Wilson to undergo neck surgery
In an interview on WFAN, Giants GM Jerry Reese said that running back David Wilson will undergo neck surgery to repair his injured neck.
Via SNY Giants:
Wilson will have a “fusion of the vertebrae.” He said the initial diagnosis is that he has spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal.
“He’s got to come back and be healthy, number one,” Reese said. “He’s planning to have surgery, and we’ll see how that comes out. Our medical staff feels like he’ll be ready to play this fall, but the neck and back – that’s pretty tricky. So you never know.”
He played in just five games in 2013, carrying for 146 yards and one touchdown.
The surgery is planned for January 16.
“We’re hopeful that David will be able to play for us again next year,” Giants CEO John Mara said. “Time will tell on that one.”
The running back position is suddenly a massive need for the G-Men as there is no telling whether or not Wilson will be back in 2014—if ever. Expected to be a major contributor following his rookie year in 2012, the lethal playmaker could prove to be one of the biggest busts in Giants history.
Giants to interview more OC candidates
Multiple reports indicate the Giants will interview Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo and former Texans quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell for their offensive coordinator vacancy. So far, it has been reported that the G-Men have interviewed former Giants coach and recent Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and former Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains for the position.