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RB David Wilson shut down by doctors

Anakim : 8/4/2014 12:51 pm
@JosinaAnderson: Breaking: Source. Giants doctors are shutting down RB David Wilson due to neck injury
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Giants doctors?  
Pete in VA : 8/4/2014 1:20 pm : link
I did not know that his surgeon is a "Giants doctor."

"Shut down" is so vague. For how long? Why?

The lack of clear reporting is so frustrating, mostly because the understanding of the reporters is on the level of "he has a neck injury, he might he paralyzed, he must retire." Plenty of players have come back from serious neck injuries. Lets get some reporting that gets to the bottom of why this is or is not different.
As others have said,  
Big Blue '56 : 8/4/2014 1:20 pm : link
unfortunately no surprise..

Sending all the best
Josina Anderson tweeted 1:16 PM - 4 Aug 2014  
bumpsinthenight : 8/4/2014 1:22 pm : link

To be even clearer, RB David Wilson's season is done w/ the #Giants this season. There is a fear his neck injuries cd be career threatening.

Doctors are still learning  
Giants : 8/4/2014 1:23 pm : link

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could have been the best thing that ever happened to him. Clearly there was still an issue with his neck post-surgery and I shudder to think what a violent hit might have done to the kid had that warning not surfaced.

Best of luck to him. He has his health.


Good point.

There is so much more to learn. Wilson went down in a non-contact drill. Clearly he never should have had a full clearance
Rich and Danny  
mushroom : 8/4/2014 1:23 pm : link
agree wholeheartedly.
Not  
AcidTest : 8/4/2014 1:24 pm : link
unexpected of course, but very sad. Feel bad for him and Franklin. NFL careers are short, but their's were practically nonexistent.

He isn't eligible for PUP, but that's really irrelevant, because even if he was, he shouldn't play again anyway.

He will go to IR, and be released after the year.

Good luck David.
Maybe the Giants should have delayed his return to the field more, but  
Riggies : 8/4/2014 1:24 pm : link
the final call on what procedure he went ahead with (and the including post-op protocol specific to that procedure) was ultimately on Wilson to make. It's very likely he didn't want "the Peyton" route, even after being fully educated -- far more than any of us on this board -- on all his options.

It sucks the guy's career is pretty much over regardless.
I share Rich in LA's sentiments  
Phil from WNY : 8/4/2014 1:24 pm : link
What seemed unfortunate to him last week may have been the best thing that ever happened to him if he follows the advice of doctors and moves on.
Rigs,  
Big Blue '56 : 8/4/2014 1:25 pm : link
He might have opted for the "Peyton" route were he a QB
Bummer. Maybe he needs more time to heal since he had the surgery less  
Giants Fan in Steelers Land : 8/4/2014 1:26 pm : link
than a year ago. Or maybe his career is over. So it goes.

Best of luck to David
I dont think Peyton is a fair comparason  
Blue Baller : 8/4/2014 1:31 pm : link
he had 4 surgeries and some complications

Man...  
Overseer : 8/4/2014 1:32 pm : link
23 years old and the potential for fame and unfashionable riches snatched in an instant from you. Brutal.

Poor guy. He will have to profoundly reconsider his path in life. All the best to him.

As a selfish fan: c'mooooon Andre Williams!


sucks for the kid.... but he got the big accomplishment of being  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/4/2014 1:33 pm : link
drafted on day one. Not many have ever had that moment.


honestly your health and long term living is more important than football
This is heartbreaking  
Bluenatic : 8/4/2014 1:34 pm : link
When I interviewed Wilson a few weeks into his rookie season back in 2012, he told me he wanted to be one of the best to ever play the game. We saw a glimpse of his ability in the game against New Orleans that year, but that was it. Now he'll likely never get the opportunity to fulfill his promise. Sad.
RE: Rigs,  
Riggies : 8/4/2014 1:36 pm : link
In comment 11793483 Big Blue '56 said:
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He might have opted for the "Peyton" route were he a QB


Possibly.

I'm not even sure what his options were (nor that anyone on this board is, as we don't have access to his medical files), honestly, but I'm pretty sure that the Giants didn't hold him down and force him to get the procedure and follow the recovery plan specific to it that he got as opposed to any other.

The team maybe could have PUP'ed him just to be super extra careful above what they were medically advised to do, but if there was a choice to be made, likely highly qualified doctors provided him with his options and, ultimately, the decision was his, about what was best for his life and his career.
Not worth it for him to keep on playing  
dpinzow : 8/4/2014 1:37 pm : link
Health is more important
I feel real bad for him  
ANGPASS : 8/4/2014 1:37 pm : link
you can tell he loved the game. He always had energy and passion even when he couldn't practice.
Sad and it sucks  
illmatic : 8/4/2014 1:37 pm : link
Sounds more like he's just done for the year and they'll reevaluate him later. But they're not holding out much hope that the news will be much better. But kudos to the front office for planning ahead and adding multiple RBs this offseason.
It is sad as he, by all accounts, really wanted to play  
Some Fan : 8/4/2014 1:44 pm : link
I wonder if he can stay in football in some capacity. I also trust that he has insurance. If not, someonemay have committed malpractice.
Awful news  
fadeproof : 8/4/2014 1:45 pm : link
However this was not unexpected. Yes we were all hopeful after being cleared by the doctors and the first days of practice but with his injury happening in a non contact drill I would have been suprised if he would been cleared.

The moment you hear about numbness is the time you have to give up football. This was bound to happen unfortunately. Ultimately, I dont think there is no one to blame. To blame doctors who are the best in their field is silly they have no stake in the matter. To blame Wilson who has been an athlete his whole life and told the risks and cleared for activity is not fair. To blame the Giants is dicey also. Should they have shut him down for this year, in retrospect maybe but then in 2015-16 you have a player who hasnt taken any type of contact for almost two years and then you expect him to be in any football shape to contribute. Football is a cruel business and most teams wouldnt hold a roster spot for a player who they are not sure that can play in the long term.

Hope for the best in his future and maybe they will find a position within the organization.
This is starting to remind me of the Jahvid Best career arc  
Ten Ton Hammer : 8/4/2014 1:46 pm : link
It would really suck if he had to retire.
I wish him well  
Great White Ghost : 8/4/2014 2:09 pm : link
too bad the way things have gone for him.I'm no expert but I wonder how can you ever feel comfortable putting him on the field again, especially as a RB.I think it's time to move on.


Will we get any compensation for him if he is IR'd and then reaches an injury settlement with the team?
Tough on the kid  
PaulN : 8/4/2014 2:18 pm : link
I know what spine problems are all about, I am fused from C3 - C7 (you can not fuse any more levels than this), and I have artificial discs at L4/L5 and L5/S1 levels. I had to call it a career at age 55 and I am totally disabled, but at least I had a career, and my company is so great that they rehired me the last 4 years as a consultant, which I now work part time from home, only 8 hours per week. I have had 4 major spine surgeries. This is all due to a degenerative disease. I am wondering if David also has a degenerative disease and was lucky to have gotten hurt when he did or things may have been much worse for him.
That makes two first round picks now...  
EricJ (formerly Tyleraimee) : 8/4/2014 2:20 pm : link
where we really did not get to enjoy the production.
Put a fork in him  
RobCarpenter : 8/4/2014 2:21 pm : link
In comment 11785760 RobCarpenter said:
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And maybe one of these days one of the LSU WRs will have a healthy hamstring.

I don't see how this type of injury, given his history, means anything other than the end of David Wilson's career.


Or what I said last week.
I feel  
Bleedin Blue : 8/4/2014 2:22 pm : link
for the Kid, it sucks, thank God he's still able to walk. He has a long life ahead of him. I hope he gets past this low point in his life and moves on to bigger and better things. I wish him all the best!!
RE: Giants doctors?  
InTikiITrust : 8/4/2014 2:28 pm : link
In comment 11793467 Pete in VA said:
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The lack of clear reporting is so frustrating, mostly because the understanding of the reporters is on the level of "he has a neck injury, he might he paralyzed, he must retire." Plenty of players have come back from serious neck injuries. Lets get some reporting that gets to the bottom of why this is or is not different.


Everyone is different. Can't compare guys - every injury is different, every guy is different.
Exactly what I ddn't want to hear  
beatrixkiddo : 8/4/2014 2:28 pm : link
I feel for David, I met him when he was first drafted, and he has more heart for the game than most players. I was looking forward to seeing him develop, this is sad news.

I hope he can find success in his life doing something he enjoys, not many people get a start on life like he has had. At least if he's smart he's put some of that $ away and has a bright future ahead of him. Sucks losing such an explosive player.
RE: That makes two first round picks now...  
Blue Baller : 8/4/2014 2:29 pm : link
In comment 11793584 EricJ (formerly Tyleraimee) said:
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where we really did not get to enjoy the production.


who was the other?
#1 pick with a 1st tier talent ….  
Manny in CA : 8/4/2014 2:31 pm : link
It's a very bitter pill. (The Jahvid Best comparison is very appropriate).

I've compared him here often to Lesean McCoy (and still do) - his Virginia Tech highlights are spectacular. The only solace is that there have been guys who have come back from severe neck injuries - present Giant Kiwanuka and ex Giant Ike Hilliard.

But of course, he's a young man with his whole life ahead of him, and that's a lot more important than football.



RE: RE: That makes two first round picks now...  
Ten Ton Hammer : 8/4/2014 2:31 pm : link
In comment 11793606 Blue Baller said:
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In comment 11793584 EricJ (formerly Tyleraimee) said:


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where we really did not get to enjoy the production.



who was the other?


Kenny Phillips.

Yes, he played, but he very clearly was not the same player after the knee diagnosis.
it's disappointing from a fan perspective  
Nitro : 8/4/2014 2:38 pm : link
but I wish him the best for his health & future endeavors.
Per ESPN  
COLT46 : 8/4/2014 2:39 pm : link
on Wilson.
Link - ( New Window )
Say  
Giantfootball025 : 8/4/2014 2:44 pm : link
Wilson retires due to this injury. Would the Giants be compensated for it with a draft pick?
True.  
GiantFilthy : 8/4/2014 2:47 pm : link
But we still got 50+ games out of Phillips.

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Ten Ton Hammer : 2:31 pm : link : reply
Kenny Phillips.

Yes, he played, but he very clearly was not the same player after the knee diagnosis.
RE: Still doesn't mean he's retiring  
speedywheels : 8/4/2014 2:51 pm : link
In comment 11793442 UConn4523 said:
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he's shut down for this year and will probably go through the steps Peyton did, which is what should have happened from the start.

I never blame the Giants FO for anything, but they majorly fucked this up.


I'm sure you'll be happy to not only show us your medical diploma, but the notes that show you were involved in his rehab process the entire time, right?

If not, then kindly SHUT THE FUCK UP. You have NO idea what the hell you are talking about ...
Wow  
pjcas18 : 8/4/2014 2:51 pm : link
sounds like the end.

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Tom Rock ‏@TomRock_Newsday 28s
"... of symptoms, sensory and motor, Frank (Cammisa) and I both told David he should not play football any more."
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Tom Rock ‏@TomRock_Newsday 44s
Dr. Warren: “David has diffuse cervical stenosis. He had a disc removed and a fusion in January. In light of last week’s episode ...
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Giants.com - Wilson Advised Not To Play Football. He's Done.  
Ron From NYC : 8/4/2014 2:53 pm : link
That's it.
Wilson - ( New Window )
RE: Still doesn't mean he's retiring  
vibe4giants : 8/4/2014 2:58 pm : link
In comment 11793442 UConn4523 said:
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he's shut down for this year and will probably go through the steps Peyton did, which is what should have happened from the start.

I never blame the Giants FO for anything, but they majorly fucked this up.


You really bring the 'told you so' on yourself.
Some really insensitive pricks  
PeterS : 8/4/2014 3:02 pm : link
around here today. Probably the same assholes who cheered when Phil Simms got hurt.
This may be the best thing that happened to the kid.  
Optimus-NY : 8/4/2014 3:08 pm : link
Better now than later to finalize this. He's a really impressive person. Hope he uses this as motivation to go on and something else with his life. God bless him.
Optimus,  
Big Blue '56 : 8/4/2014 3:19 pm : link
what was his first round contract? How much of that guaranteed?
Not Cheering  
Ron From NYC : 8/4/2014 3:20 pm : link
This is very sad. Wilson is very lucky, he is healthy (just cannot play football anymore). It could be the other way around. He could have been hurt again and it could have been much worse than what happened last season. Wish him nothing but the best.

That article on Giants Com  
Canton : 8/4/2014 3:21 pm : link
Was so hard to read. Wish him the best.
Not a tragedy  
deadkurtrulz : 8/4/2014 3:36 pm : link
for him or the Giants. He is financially set for a life outside of football where his neck issue should not restrict him in any way.

As a player he was a project that may or may not have benefited the Giants at some point . Plenty of late round number ones do not stick around for long. I think it was a stretch to view him as an important part of the Giants team this year.

Good luck to him . It is still possible the Giants can land a situational vet RB that can contribute more then Wilson would have given us.
shame  
Loluchka80 : 8/4/2014 3:39 pm : link
another wasted pick by jerry reese.
RE: shame  
NYBEN : 8/4/2014 3:51 pm : link
In comment 11793763 Loluchka80 said:
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another wasted pick by jerry reese.


I hope that was just a poor taste joke
we need  
Mr. Nickels : 8/4/2014 4:11 pm : link
to look at a similar RB in the draft again next year
I'm not cheering at all  
RobCarpenter : 8/4/2014 4:27 pm : link
but i'm not in the least bit surprised. As soon as I heard about the injury last week I knew he was done, and I suspect a lot of other people did as well.
Wow...  
Johnny5 : 8/4/2014 8:31 pm : link
The more the day goes on... the more terrible I feel for this kid. What a freaking shame.
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