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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Giants injury update (Non-Eli edition)

By Dan Graziano

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A year ago, running back David Wilson was looking forward to an opportunity to take over as the New York Giants' starting running back. Now, as the Giants begin their offseason program, Wilson is just hoping to be allowed back on the field.

The Giants' 2012 first-round draft pick injured his neck last year in a Week 5 game in Philadelphia and had surgery to repair the neck in January. He said Tuesday that he feels great and is eager to be cleared to play, but that his doctors still haven't seen a test result that convinces them Wilson's neck has healed sufficiently to allow him to play football.

"I feel great. I have no pain," Wilson said. "The only thing that's holding me back is a picture. They want to see that picture that shows I'm okay. So right now we just need to get the photograph that we need."

The Giants signed free-agent running back Rashad Jennings and plan to make him their starter, but they all know a healthy Wilson would be a significant weapon out of the backfield. They can't count on him being available, but if he is, they will find ways to work him and Jennings both into the offense.

"As far as a 1-2 punch, that's something we're going to strive to become," Jennings said. "He brings a special element to an offense."

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