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Report: Giants shutting down David Wilson; Career possibly over

This is a very sad way to see the career of the former first-round pick end if true.

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The news is not good with the New York Giants and running back David Wilson. The third-year back suffered a neck "burner" during one of the team's first training camp sessions after missing much of last year with a neck injury. He later tweeted that he was ok, and it appeared it was nothing serious.

Sadly, that's not the case, as reports from NJ.com are that Wislons is unlikely to make a recovery. They say he'll "need a miracle" if he's going to return to the field. If the reports are true, Wilson is on the cusp of retirement.

Now, ESPN reports the G-Men are shutting down Wilson, and it could be for good.

There is a belief that the injury could be career ending, the source said

Wilson had spinal fusion surgery in January to repair a disk problem and wasn't cleared for contact until July 21. He practiced with the Giants for the first week of training camp, but he left the field last Tuesday after a collision in practice with guard Eric Herman, and he was diagnosed with a burner.

The Giants sent Wilson to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York for tests last Tuesday night. Wednesday, they announced that he would sit out the remainder of last week's practices and Sunday night's preseason game.

He was scheduled to be examined Monday by Dr. Frank Cammisa, who is that hospital's chief of spine services and who performed the fusion surgery on Wilson in January.

In his 2-year career, Wilson has rushed for 504 yards and five touchdowns and received for 42 yards and a touchdown. On December 9, 2012, Wilson broke the Giants team record for all-purpose yards in a single game when he notched  327 all-purpose yards in a 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints. Wilson returned four kickoffs for 227 yards (including a 97-yarder for a TD) and also ran for 100 yards with two touchdowns on just 13 carries.

This is a very sad way to see the career of the former first-round pick end if true. Regarded as one of the top RB prospects in 2012, Wilson was selected 32nd-overall out of Virginia Tech that year, the third RB taken in the first round.