David Wilson medical update

The New York Giants record setting running back, David Wilson, looks to gain medical clearance after his neck surgery in January. Wilson, who has made considerable progress already, is expecting to be cleared for contact practice for training camp at the end of this month. This however leaves the Giants with the question of how to play him and recently signed RBs Jennings and Andre Williams.

New York Giants running back David Wilson is seeking medical clearance to practice during training camp later this month. Wilson, who had neck surgery in January, initially did not gain clearance in time for minicamp, but did show to have made progress according to his doctors and coaches.

Back in early June, Wilson’s doctors spoke about his significant recovery but how he still needs time to heal before any contact practice. Even though hearing that he would not be able to practice during minicamp, Wilson was still upbeat about the good news of his fast recovery.

General Manager, Jerry Reese, was quoted talking about the status of Wilson. “We do think all systems are go pretty much for him to be healthy and ready for contact during training camp…unless he has a problem, we expect to release him for full contact during the fall,” noted the Giants GM.

Although the record setting running back was not cleared for contact practice in the spring, he was able to manage handling some reps at the time.

The expected clearance of Wilson leaves the Giants with the question of how they will play him after signing Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams.

Jennings, who is dependable and labeled as a “bell cow” type of running back according to Reese, looks to be the go-to while Wilson is still recovering.

“David Wilson is an explosive player,” said Reese. “First and foremost we’re concerned about his health”.

In the beginning of last season, Wilson was seen as the breakout running back and was the team’s starter. However, the 2014 season looks to be different as Wilson will not be used as a full time back but instead be in a “change-of-pace-role” and kick returner.

Wilson is scheduled to have his next medical check on or a few days before July 21.

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