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New York Giants David Wilson To Retire

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david wilsonWhat looked to be a promising career for New York Giants running back David Wilson looks to be over before his 3rd season was able to get under way.

The Giants made the announcement that 2 doctors have advised Wilson, aged 23, to retire from the game due to the condition of his neck and spine. The Giants placed Wilson on  injured reserve, meaning he will miss the entirety of the 2014-2015 season.

“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me or pity me,” Wilson said in the team’s release. “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.”

Wilson first injured his neck in week 5 of the 2013 season against the Philadelphia Eagles, forcing him to miss the rest of the season. In January, Wilson underwent spinal fusion surgery and was not cleared to return to contact drills until July 21st, the last day before the Giants opened training camp.

Wilson practiced for a week before he was reinjured. He then spent most of this past week being examined by doctors.Giants team doctor Russell Warren advised Wilson to stop playing.

“David has diffuse cervical stenosis,” Warren said in the team’s news release. “He had a disk 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 anymore. 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.”

It is sad to see such a promising career come to a close so soon after it started. The loss of Wilson will certainly hamper the Giants, but the young player is handling the news in stride and will be pursuing his next dream soon.

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