David Wilson Still Not Cleared for Contact

Last week, New York Giants running back David Wilson said he was looking forward to visiting with a doctor today to review his latest MRI results on his neck.

While Wilson’s healing process is coming along, he still hasn’t made enough progress to receive clearance from doctors to resume contact activities.

“There has been significant progress and healing since David had the fusion,” said Dr. Russell Warren, the Giants’ team physician in a written statement. “But the reality is it has only been four and one-half months since the surgery. We anticipate that when David is re-evaluated at the start of training camp he will be cleared at that point.”

“I sat down today and Dr. (Frank) Cammisa showed me the X-rays and the CAT scan and my surgery has been successful,” Wilson said. “We’re just waiting for the bone to heal strong enough for contact. The doctors will know when that point is. I feel perfectly fine.

“Everything I got this morning was good news – there was nothing bad or negative,” he added. “I’m very pleased and very blessed for my healing process to continue.”

According to a report by Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo, who originally broke the news of Wilson’s latest delay, the third-year running back will undergo another exam just before the start of training camp.

It’s been a slow process for Wilson, who in mid-January underwent a surgical procedure to address a herniated disc in his neck that required two vertebrae to be fused together.

Fortunately for Wilson, who has participated in the non-contact OTAs and who remains optimistic that he’ll be cleared, the start of training camp is still several weeks away which should buy him more time. Until then, he’ll continue to be limited in OTAs and in the upcoming minicamp.

“When the defense is on the field, that’s the only time I’m not participating,” he said. “I can do anything and everything that’s asked of me at this point. I’m removed when it’s defense vs. offense so as not to have an accident. I’m catching passes, taking handoffs from the quarterbacks and getting reps with the offense without the defense.”

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