Giants’ David Wilson Leaving Football Due to Injury

David Wilson
With extraordinary poise and grace, 23-year old New York Giants running back, David Wilson, received the heartbreaking news on Monday that he should never play football again.

Wilson, who initially hurt his neck in a game against Philadelphia last October, underwent cervical fusion surgery in January. His future in the sport had been uncertain since then. After being injured during practice this past Tuesday, he was advised by both the surgeon who treated him this winter, and the Giants‘ own physician, that it would be incredibly dangerous for him to continue playing.

A statement released by Wilson, exhibiting wisdom well beyond his years, insists that he’ll be okay; “I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me or pity me,” he said. “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 added, on Instagram, “At age 8, I told my #Dad I wanted to play football in THE NFL. Unfortunately that has been paused, but I am blessed that I am able to walk away from this game healthy and still able to be me with no restrictions pain or struggle.”

You can read more about this story at the New York Times here, and you can keep up with David on the Web by clicking his highlighted name above and visiting his PeekYou profile.