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David Wilson Won't Need Surgery And Will Return

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Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images.
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images.

The New York Giants received a bit of welcome news after it was reported by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports that Dr. Robert Watkins recommended that David Wilson not get surgery after he flew to LA on Monday to get a second opinion on his neck.

There were some fears that he had spinal stenosis and that season-ending surgery was a potential option, but it appears that Wilson escaped any major complications. Wilson is still expected to sit out for several weeks, but he should at least be able to return to the field after the team’s Week 9 bye.

Wilson had this to say on Twitter: 4those who dont know I feel absolutely NO pain I feel perfectly fine, passed all test, CTscan in NY show concern only reason Im not playin.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Giants are going to work out Peyton Hillis today. The team is dangerously thin at running back after Da’Rel Scott was also injured, and Brandon Jacobs and Michael Cox are the only healthy tailbacks available. Hillis likely doesn’t offer much after he was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year, and he’ll serve only in a reserve role if he is indeed signed by the team.

Andre Brown is eligible to return in Week 10, and he could potentially form the one-two punch along with Wilson that the team envisioned before Brown was injured.