David Wilson, New York Giants (July 27, 2013)

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David Wilson Still Not Cleared for Contact: RB David Wilson, who suffered a career-threatening neck injury last October in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, still has not been cleared for football contact. Wilson underwent an exam and MRI on Monday. The Bergen Record and The Star-Ledger are reporting that while there is improvement, Wilson still has not yet received the blessing of doctors to return to the practice field when contact with other players is possible.

Wilson will undergo another exam shortly before training camp begins in July. Obviously the hope is that he will be cleared for contact at that time. If not, he may wind up on the preseason Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list.

Publicly, the Giants have said all along that the injury was a herniated disc. But Wilson indicated that he was also suffering from spinal stenosis. Wilson underwent a surgical procedure to fuse vertebrae in his neck in January.

Wilson has been participating in individual, non-contact drills during the team’s offseason program.

“I’m still feeling good and practicing with the team,” said Wilson last Thursday. “I’m still learning and I’m taking a lot of mental reps right now because I can’t do contact…I never had any pain, no pain at all. We’re just being careful because I’ve came so far, I feel the same since before the surgery, but we’ve come so far and the coaches don’t want me to risk it by bumping into somebody, running into something and falling down.”

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