Fantasy injury report: David Wilson out

October, 8, 2013
10/08/13
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New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has removed any mystery as to running back David Wilson’s status for Thursday night’s game against the Bears: He will not play.

When Wilson left Sunday’s game early with a neck injury, he did not seem overly worried. In fact, Wilson took to Twitter to say he passed all tests and the doctor was "just taking extra precaution." Still, it’s hard not to consider any neck injury serious, given the structures in the area including discs, nerves and the vertebrae. Coughlin stated that Wilson experienced "some type of tingling" leading to his removal from the game, which suggests nerve involvement of some kind, even if temporary.

As ESPN New York’s Dan Graziano reported earlier Tuesday, Wilson was out of practice Monday and Coughlin said the running back would need medical evaluation before being cleared to return. With the Giants playing on a short week, it seemed optimistic to think Wilson would be back. Graziano’s report of the anticipated re-signing of Da’Rel Scott and Wilson’s non-participation in practice Tuesday further hinted at his likely absence. As to how long the Giants can be expected to be without him, it is too soon to project given the lack of specificity regarding his injury.

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