David Wilson’s neck injury may be more serious than the New York Giants initially thought, and he has been officially ruled out for the team’s Week 6 matchup against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.
Wilson left in the second quarter of the Giants’ Week 5 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was originally called as being day-to-day. It even appeared that he would reenter the game at one point, but he was ruled out for “precautionary reasons” even though he passed all of their tests.
Wilson admitted that there was some tingling in his neck, and he had to get a second opinion to determine if there was something that might have been overlooked. Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo estimates that Wilson is looking at a potential multi-week injury instead of a day-to-day one.
In a desperation move, the Giants re-signed Da’Rel Scott a week after they released him. He’ll be partnered with Brandon Jacobs in the backfield, and it certainly doesn’t bode well for a Giants team that’s struggling through the first five weeks of the 2013 season.