Wilson, a first-round pick in the 2012 draft, played two seasons for the Giants and scored five touchdowns.
Wilson hurt his neck in the fifth game of his second season and went on IR a month later. While participating in training camp last year, Wilson suffered a burner that caused numbness in his hands and lower extremities. Doctors determined he should no longer play football.
His career ended at age 23 after 21 games.
As a rookie, Wilson set Giants records with 1,533 kickoff return yards and 1,925 all-purpose yards. He racked up a franchise-record 327 all-purpose yards, including 100 yards rushing, in a win over New Orleans that year.
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"David has diffuse cervical stenosis," Russell said. "He had a disc removed and a fusion in January. In light of last week’s episode of symptoms, sensory and motor, [spine specialist] Frank [Cammisa Jr.] and I both told David he should not play football any more. We let David know that by playing, he would be putting himself at risk for more episodes like last week or perhaps something more serious."
Wilson said he doesn't want anyone to feel sorry for him. "I lived my dream," he said. "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."
The 2012 first-round pick averaged 5.0 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns as a rookie, including returning a kickoff 97 yards for a score.
Anderson added there's a belief "the injury could be career ending."
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