- Dan Graziano, ESPN New York Giants reporter
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A neck injury will keep New York Giants running back David Wilson out of Thursday night's game in Chicago, but it is not just the short week that is keeping Wilson on the sideline. A source with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday that Wilson would seek a second opinion in the coming days, and that it is possible he could miss more than just the one game if further examination reveals a more serious problem than was originally feared.
Wilson left Sunday's Giants game against the Philadelphia Eagles after the fourth quarter when he felt tingling in his arms and was examined and treated for a neck injury, according to the team. Neck injuries can be very serious, of course, so it is no surprise that Wilson is determined to take every precaution to make sure he is okay before returning to the field.
To replace Wilson on Thursday night, the Giants re-signed running back Da'Rel Scott, who had been cut last week. Scott and Brandon Jacobs are likely to share carries in Wilson's absence against the Bears, though there remains a chance rookie Michael Cox could work his way into the mix as well. If Wilson does have to miss more than one game, the Giants could find themselves in the market for a free-agent veteran running back next week. They have 10 days off between this game and their next one. One of the reasons they brought back Scott was that they only had three days to prepare for the game against Chicago and he already knew the playbook.
A neck injury will keep New York Giants running back David Wilson out of Thursday night's game in Chicago, but it is not just the short week that is keeping Wilson on the sideline.