John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants are gearing up for their first preseason game this weekend and the induction of Michael Strahan to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But there is an uneasy feeling abound at QDTC these days.
2012 first-round draft pick RB David Wilson’s career is in the balance after re-injuring his surgically repaired neck on Tuesday. He will be reevaluated on Monday, but the early returns on that examination have cast a pall over Giants’ camp.
Rashad Jennings, signed as a big-ticket free agent this past offseason to spearhead the Giants’ sagging rushing game, spoke about the bond the RBs have formed this summer:
“As soon as I saw him (Wilson) kind of like walk off the field, I started to hurt. We play this game, we’re a family and we all want to see everybody be successful. We all want to win together and it takes more than one person and he’s a big part of this team, so we want him back but it also hurts seeing someone who was grinding so hard behind the scenes, when the media’s not around, when people are not around, when fans are not around, somebody that’s working as hard as him to get back on the field and he has a little, minor setback, it’s frustrating as a brother, as a friend and as a teammate. We know he’ll do everything he can to get back and we’ll be here to support him.”
Second year back Michael Cox is one player that will personally benefit from Wilson’s absence. Cox doubles as a kick returner, but is also developing as a potent and powerful backup RB option. He spoke of concern for Wilson, but has enough on his plate just trying to secure a spot on the roster.
“We all pray for him and hope for the best. But we’re all doing our jobs. Just trying our best and doing what we have to do…We’re all good friends. Rashad’s been in the league a while, so he’s helping everyone. Andre’s new, so we’re trying to help him out.”
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