PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The New York Giants have advised third year running back David Wilson to retire from the NFL. Wilson was selected by the Giants in the first round of the draft in 2012. Team doctors say that Wilson has issues with his neck and spine that have ultimately ended his career.
Wilson had been out of action since last season and returned to the field for the start of training camp. Wilson had first injured his neck last season in October against the Eagles and did not play the rest of the season. Wilson was removed from practice last week due to a flare up of the injured area.
Doctors have diagnosed the young running back with diffuse cervical stenosis.
Wilson made the following statement regarding the end of his career:
“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me,” said Wilson to the team’s website. “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 is not in a condition that requires any additional surgery.
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