Wilson leaves practice early with a 'burner'

David Wilson | New York Giants

After suffering from spinal stenosis and a herniated disk in his neck last season, the Giants' running back suffered another neck injury on Tuesday during practice which has caused the coaching staff and fans to hold their collective breath.

The New York Giants suffered a scare today in training camp with running back David Wilson suffering a “burner”, a neck-related pain, during this Tuesday’s practice. The extent of the injury at this point is still unknown.

Wilson, the third year running back out of Virginia Tech, suffered a neck-related injury early in the 2013 campaign that kept him out the entire season and was at one point considered possibly career threatening. With surgery this past January, Wilson had only just been cleared for contact last week before this latest incident.

Head coach Tom Coughlin addressed the media earlier on Tuesday to take some questions on Wilson’s status, but at that point there was little Coughlin could confirm outside of the fact that Wilson was suffering from neck-related pain.

“He had a burner,” Coughlin said. “I don’t know what he had. Obviously he was stung. Just like you do when you get that.”

Coughlin also said that he didn’t see the incident live where the injury occurred and had yet to watch the tape.

With Wilson, the Giants will be sure to be careful given his prior issues in the neck area. Coughlin addressed the importance of doing so as well.

“We’ll hear what they have to say first. We were all praying that he wouldn’t have an issue and come back to work. He was cleared, as you know. We’ll see. I’m not going to speculate what it is and see what the doctors say.”

The Giants and their fan base are holding their collective breaths in hoping that it is nothing serious. Wilson, a potential spark for the Giants offense this season, could have his entire career in the balance if a neck issue resurfaces.

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