David Wilson tweeted Wednesday that his neck "burner" was fine, but apparently not everyone close to the situation reciprocates that optimism.
During his media availability on Thursday, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, "Until we hear what the doctors bring, I'm just praying that the kid's OK, that's all."
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There's more: According to Conor Orr and Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, multiple sources believe it's a longshot that the New York Giants' running back returns to the field.
One unnamed source with knowledge of the running back's medical condition told NJ.com that Wilson "needs a miracle" to return.
The report follows Coughlin's palpable disappointment on Tuesday after the running back left the field, when the coach said, "We were all praying that it wouldn't be an issue."
Wilson injured his neck in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles last October. NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported that Wilson has an appointment in Manhattan's Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday with the surgeon who performed his neck fusion in January.
The Giants, much like the Green Bay Packers, are one of the NFL's more cautious teams when it comes to clearing players with neck injuries.
While Big Blue signed Rashad Jennings to start ahead of Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox and rookie Andre Williams, none offer the burst and dynamic ability of Wilson.
The 23-year-old could be another in a long list of NFL players whose careers were stunted before they ever really got off the ground.
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