A person who has spoken with Wilson told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that specialist Dr. Robert Watkins did not recommend surgery after a consultation Monday.
Although Wilson was optimistic about playing in Week 7, Rapoport reports the tailback still is expected to miss three to four weeks with the injury.
Wilson insisted in a Sunday tweet that he feels no worse than he did before the injury.
4those who dont know I feel absolutely NO pain I feel perfectly fine, passed all test, CTscan in NY show concern only reason Im not playinâ David E. Wilson (@4stillRunning) October 13, 2013
The news is positive not just for Wilson's season, but also for the rest of his career. Doctors originally feared he might be suffering from spinal stenosis -- a narrowing of the spinal column.
If Wilson sticks to the three-to-four-week timeframe, he will join fellow running back Andre Brown (fractured leg) in returning after the Week 9 bye.