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Giants RB David Wilson Could Miss Several Weeks

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David Wilson suffered a "disc-related" injury in Week 5 and could miss several weeks. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images.
David Wilson suffered a "disc-related" injury in Week 5 and could miss several weeks. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images.

Ralph Vacchiano of the NY Daily News reported today that according to league sources, David Wilson will likely miss several weeks while recovering from the neck injury he suffered in the team’s Week 5 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. According to Vacchiano, Wilson is suffering from a disc-related injury.

It’s unclear what exactly a “disc-related injury” is at this point, but Wilson will reportedly meet with Dr. Robert Watkins to get a second opinion. If Wilson requires surgery, he could be looking at a season-ending injury. But, again, we won’t know the extent of the injury or the timetable for his return until he meets with Dr. Watkins next Monday.

Wilson has already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears. The good news here is that while they’re playing on a short week, they won’t play again after this until Monday, Oct. 21. Best-case scenario is the long week benefits Wilson and allows him enough time to recover.

With Wilson gone, it appears that 31-year-old Brandon Jacobs will get the start. Recently re-signed Da’Rel Scott will also see his fair share of touches and will probably be on the field for most passing downs. For fantasy purposes, Jacobs isn’t even worth a bench spot. Scott has more upside, but he’s still not likely worth a roster spot besides exceptionally deep formats.