RB David Wilson May Have Spinal Stenosis: RB David Wilson revealed on Friday that doctors fear he may be suffering from spinal stenosis, which is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. The injury is affecting his neck and could potentially end his season. However, the New York Giants have not officially announced their medical diagnosis and Wilson will be seeking a second opinion on Monday.
Wilson was asked by a reporter if the injury was stenosis, and Wilson replied, “That’s what it is. That’s what they think it is.”
“They’re just telling me to sit out until further notice,” said Wilson. “I’m just as clueless as you all are…I feel perfectly fine but the x-rays, one vertebra is closer to my spinal chord…They said they want to be cautious and check it our further.”
Wilson was asked if season-ending surgery was a possibility. “I have to get a second opinion; we don’t know yet,” replied Wilson.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin was asked if Wilson’s injury was potentially season-ending. “That’s not the way that it was presented to me,” responded Coughlin. “He is going for a second opinion, as you know. The thing that gave me some confidence is, David had an occurrence of this in college. He talked to me exactly about how it came about. It wasn’t a top of the crown type thing, or anything of that nature It wasn’t that type of an injury. It’s a disc issue and they will determine the severity of it and whether or not over the course of a couple weeks, three weeks, four weeks, if that can become a better circumstance, then he would have a chance to come back and play. If it’s determined that’s not the case, we’ll go from there.”
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- RB David Wilson (Video)
- TE Brandon Myers (Video)
- OT Justin Pugh (Video)
- LB Jon Beason (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
S Antrel Rolle on WFAN: The audio of Friday’s WFAN interview with S Antrel Rolle is available at CBSNewYork.com
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The Giants have trailed at halftime in all six games this season.
The Giants have committed an NFL-high 23 turnovers this year – two more than they had for all of the 2012 season. The Giants have committed at least three turnovers in all six games
The Giants have only sacked opposing quarterbacks five times this season.