Team Physicians for the New York Giants have advised David Wilson to walk away from the game. Wilson who left practice last week reported numbness in his hands after a stinger. It is believed that if he continues to play, he runs a risk of serious injury.
Dr. Frank Cammisa Jr., our spine specialist at HSS examined David this morning and following that exam, we both sat down and shared our perspective with David,” said Dr. Warren. “David has diffuse cervical stenosis. He had a disc removed and a fusion in January. In light of last week’s episode of symptoms, sensory and motor, Frank and I both told David he should not play football any more. We let David know that by playing, he would be putting himself at risk for more episodes like last week or perhaps something more serious.
Wilson, was drafted in the first round in 2012 , 32nd overall. He logged 504 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns. He asked fans on Instagram and social media the following.
At age 8 I told my #Dad I wanted to play football in THE NFL at this point in my life I have done that. Even Blessed to be drafted in the 1st round. Broke and set RECORDS, scored Touchdowns, and all that follows. It’s a great feeling to live a out dream. Unfortunately that has been paused but I am blessed that I am able to walk away from this game healthy and still able to be me with no restrictions pain or struggle and So all I ask is please don’t be sorry or pity ME that’s just one chapter life goes on and I’m glad I can live it. Once a Giant always a #Giant #pocketrocketFollow
“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me,” said Wilson. “I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too.”
It’s hard not to like him, and we wish him the best of luck in his bright future #pocketrocket.
Below is a break out 84 yard run vs the Jets.