David Wilson Injury: Giants to Exercise Caution with Star RB

Emily BayciContributor IIIOctober 17, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 06:  David Wilson #22 of the New York Giants carries the ball in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles  at MetLife Stadium on October 6, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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New York Giants running back David Wilson's status is unclear after a neck injury.

According to a report by Ebenezer Samuel of The New York Daily News, coach Tom Coughlin said they must be very careful with Wilson and that there was no update on his status.

Coughlin said he had “no update” on the status of David Wilson (neck) and added that the running back is “in a position where we’re going to have to be very careful with this” . . . 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Wilson has avoided surgery, which would have caused him to miss the remaining of the season.

Wilson left the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sun. Oct. 6 after he felt a tingling in his arm. Per the team via. ESPN.com, he was examined and treated for a neck injury.

As of now, it sounds like the Giants are just trying to play it safe with Wilson to make sure the problem doesn't get any worse. The star running back had a rough season before injury and was benched early on after two fumbles during the Giants' season opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Wilson’s absence has been felt at runningback as the Giants are currently struggling at 0-6. The Giants offense has been rough in both the running and passing game.

New York re-signed Da’Rel Scott and used Brandon Jacobs. It is possible that rookie Michael Cox could see some time as the Giants work to find a mix that works.

There needs to be some consistency in order for the offense to make more plays.

Wilson tweeted last Sunday that he was feeling fine and had no pain.

More should be known about Wilson's status in the coming weeks.