RB David Wilson said he was ready to carry the lead for the Giants this season. Perhaps he should put some more emphasis on the "carry" part going forward.

Wilson advised to no longer play football, waived by Giants

7:44 p.m.: The Giants have officially waived injured running back David Wilson (Vacchiano, August 4).


The Giants doctors have told RB David Wilson that he should no longer play football.

From the Giants:

Dr. Frank Cammisa Jr., our spine specialist at HSS examined David this morning and following that exam, we both sat down and shared our perspective with David,” said Dr. Warren. “David has diffuse cervical stenosis. He had a disc removed and a fusion in January. In light of last week’s episode of symptoms, sensory and motor, Frank and I both told David he should not play football any more. We let David know that by playing, he would be putting himself at risk for more episodes like last week or perhaps something more serious.

Wilson will be placed on injured reserve and will miss the 2014 season.

“I’m thankful that I can literally walk away from the game and that I am healthy and capable of doing the same things I have done all my life, except play football,” Wilson said in a release. “I always try to find the positive in everything. This morning when I saw Dr. Cammisa and Dr. Warren, I didn’t hear what I wanted to hear, but I expected that what they told me could be a possibility. I had played out both scenarios in my mind. I prayed this morning before I went to see them that they would tell me what God would tell me. He put His answer in them to relay to me.”

The running back met with President John Mara, GM Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin after his meeting with doctors.

“David and I had a great talk,” Reese said in a release. “He’s disappointed like all of us, but he’s a strong young man and understands that he has a lot of life left to live and it’s not worth to him, his family or us to put his health in harm’s way by continuing to play football.”

Wilson posted this to Instagram: “At age 8 I told my #Dad I wanted to play football in THE NFL at this point in my life I have done that. Even Blessed to be drafted in the 1st round. Broke and set RECORDS, scored Touchdowns, and all that follows. It’s a great feeling to live a out dream. Unfortunately that has been paused but I am blessed that I am able to walk away from this game healthy and still able to be me with no restrictions pain or struggle and So all I ask is please don’t be sorry or pity ME that’s just one chapter life goes on and I’m glad I can live it. Once a Giant always a #Giant #pocketrocketFollowing”

http://instagram.com/p/rScXkxjX3t/

The running back suffered a neck burner during practice last week, just a few months after spinal fusion surgery in the offseason. Wilson was said to “need a miracle” to return to the field (Orr & Raanan, July 31).

Wilson said that his current condition will require no additional surgery or therapy.



47 comments
rico
rico

Wilson will be fine as long as he doesn't play pro-foootball. Now he's like the rest of us. No need to whip out all the prayers and god-squad stuff. He could probably run a marathon tomorrow then go to the movies, play with the kids, make love to his wife and mow the lawn and show no effects.

What's with all the blessings as if he's been given last rights or has been paralyzed. He's not paralyzed, he just shouldn't chance playing in the nfl.

Now here's a bigger secret to all you nfl fan/ bible-beaters. PRO FOOTBALL IS NOT SAFE FOR HUMANS OR ANY OTHER LIVING THINGS! Amen

Paul Wesolowski
Paul Wesolowski

David Wilson, I also have a form of spinal stenosys and know what you are experiencing on that front. I know you gave it all when playing , so I know you will live feeling fulfilled as far as that goes. I pray you live a long healthy pain free life.

May God bless you in Jesus name, Amen

good luck in whatever life brings your way, may you succeed as much or even more than you already have had 


rico
rico

Too bad he was a super-exciting prospect.

Tommy Wawryk
Tommy Wawryk

David after having the same surgery last year I wish you good health and a long life.

Jerry Goglas
Jerry Goglas

It would be better if the link didn't take me to the New York Islanders

Chris Morosoff
Chris Morosoff

So sad.... Selfishly, he had such amazing talent... But all I really care about is David & his health. All the best David.

jetsfn
jetsfn

God bless you David continue to stay strong in the lord and I wish you the best young man...

Israel Vélez
Israel Vélez

So sad. I wish him the best of luck moving forward.

Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker

That is sad news. I think coach had a feeling that the news would be bad the way he was talking in his post game interview after last nights game. Hope that the Giants "family" will take care of him and his family as well. At least he has the rest of his life to live.

Josh Choi
Josh Choi

Sean Han no more. lost a great RB

Marjan Dekaj
Marjan Dekaj

Alexander Heller Alan Chan Frederick Cercado Miguel Torres

Glenn Kukan
Glenn Kukan

That's a shame... but good that he can still "walk" away.

David Lopez
David Lopez

The organization is doing the right thing although it will crush Wilson. He deserves the right to have a quality life and walk away from the game without the physical toll an NFL career can place on his body.

He is still young enough to do something with himself and I wish him all the best.

Joe Alegre
Joe Alegre

Sad for this kid. I really felt like he had the tools to be special. It is also sad that the Giants used a #1 pick on this kid when RB wasn't even a top priority.  Oh well, hindsight is always 20/20.


I wish him well and hope he saved the bulk of the money he was guaranteed from his rookie deal. 


John, do you know what the financial implication is the for Giants cap wise. . this year and beyond?

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Kids career comes to an end thanks to a broken play where the Giants couldn't block in a blowout.

rico
rico

Those stupid backflips were a harbinger of disaster, you could feel it.  The team asked him not to do it.   That isn't necessary what injured him but compression on the spine like that surely didn't help.


It's a dangerous sport.  sad

Joe Alegre
Joe Alegre

@Joe Alegre  Yes, I am replying to myself. 


I just looked up the details and decided to pass them along . . . 1.8M cap hit this year (guaranteed) and his contract had $5.38M guaranteed total (Signing Bonus + 2012-14 base). 2015 just the 825K signing bonus is left to pay.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

That's a bit of a stretch. He got hurt because he put his neck in a bad position and got hit. I don't think backflips are what caused it.

rico
rico

@Peter Sinapi didn't say they were, but every time I saw him do one I cringed as did Coughlin who asked him not to do them.


Like I said it was a harbinger of things to come and  it was