Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 10/16/13
New York Giants running back David Wilson dodged a bullet when his second opinion informed him that he did not need to undergo season-ending neck surgery, according to Connor Orr of the Newark Star Ledger. However, Wilson will still likely ride the bench for the next 3-4 weeks while he recovers from spinal stenosis and a herniated disk that he suffered in Week 5′s 36-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Shutting Wilson down for the remainder of the season has not completely been ruled out yet. How Wilson reacts to treatment will be a major deciding factor in whether or not he returns to action this year. A source close to the situation said Wilson would be re-evaluated in “a few weeks”. In Wilson’s absence, Brandon Jacobs is expected to continue to carry the load as the Giants’ number one running back. Jacobs had a very solid outing in Thursday night’s 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears, rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. Rookie Michael Cox has yet to receive a carr...
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