Source: David Wilson to be ready

Updated: February 20, 2014, 9:33 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

New York Giants running back David Wilson, who recently underwent neck surgery, is expected to be ready for training camp, a league source said Thursday.

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Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY SportsGiants running back David Wilson missed 11 games and rushed for 146 yards and one touchdown after suffering a herniated disc last season. He had surgery on Jan. 16.

The Giants had been uncertain about Wilson's future, but a source close to Wilson was adamant that the running back will be ready to play this summer and is already working out and ahead of schedule.

Wilson, who suffered a herniated disc on Oct. 6 and had surgery on Jan. 16 for spinal stenosis, missed the final 11 games of the 2013 season.

Prior to the surgery, Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he was unsure of Wilson's status.

"I think we'll have to have some contingency plans at the running back position," Reese said then. "I don't think you go into the next season saying David Wilson's going to be our No. 1 starting running back. I don't think you can do that. The guy is coming off a neck surgery."

Wilson, who was the Giants' first-round pick in 2012 and starred in his rookie season as a kick returner, rushed for 146 yards and one touchdown on 44 carries before his injury last season. Giants writer Dan Graziano contributed to this report.



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