The running back is only 23 years old and has been in the NFL for only two seasons. However, those three season were full of injuries and the latest one hit home for David Wilson when he met with doctors today.
Doctors told the New York Giants running back that due to this neck and spine injury that he shouldn’t be playing football entering his third season, a season Giants are aiming to redeem themselves after two horrible consecutive seasons.
Wilson didn’t look so sharp out of Virginia Tech to the Giants as he fumbled twice his first game in 2013. Ever since then, he’s been hit with injuries and the injuries always occurred when he dominated the field.
Wilson stated in his team release:
“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me or pity me. I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too.
“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. I always try to find the positive in everything. This morning, I didn’t hear what I wanted to hear, but I expected what they told me could be a possibility. I had played out both scenarios in my mind.”
Giants will start Rashad Jennings according to reports. Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox, Kendall Gaskins and rookie Andrew Williams are the other options Giants have on their roster (for now).
Wilson has a total of 504 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 fumbles.