Coughlin holding out hope Wilson can return

Coughlin holding out hope Wilson can return

Tom Coughlin is remaining upbeat regarding the status of injured running back David Wilson, but teammates and the coaching staff are still anxiously awaiting test results that will determine the speedster's NFL future.

David Wilson’s career has hit yet another speedbump. Things looked to be clearing up for Wilson when he was cleared by doctors last week to participate in the Giants training camp. However, after Tuesday’s practice, Wilson's career is once again very cloudy.

Wilson sustained a neck burner injury during Tuesday’s practice and since he is recovering from neck surgery this injury is a very serious one. In fact, it could be a career ending one for Wilson.

Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin spoke about Wilson’s injury during Thursday’s practice before leaving for Canton, Ohio to play in this weekend’s Hall of Fame game.

“Until we hear what the doctors say, I am just praying that the kid is okay,” noted Coughlin. “When he was cleared to play he came out and exhibited no fear, no nothing. I was really excited about that coming out. We are obviously concerned, but we will have to wait and see what the doctors say.”

The Giants had a lot of high hopes for Wilson. New York’s first round draft pick in 2012, Wilson was thought to be the G-Men’s number one back last season. Unfortunately though for Wilson, he had a poor start to the 2013 season and then injured his neck in week five of the season. When asked at the end of Thursday's practice whether he had any update on Wilson's condition, Coughlin simply responded “No.”

With Wilson in doubt, the Giants will turn to running backs Rashard Jennings, Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis to carry the load for them coming out of the backfield this season.

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