Giants RB Wilson exits practice with ‘burner’ months after neck surgery

David Wilson (22) was limited to five games last season and underwent fusion surgery on a disk in his neck.

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Giants running back David Wilson suffered a setback on Tuesday as he attempts to return from a severe neck injury, which plagued his 2013 season.

Wilson, who received full clearance last week months after undergoing fusion surgery on a disk in his neck, was forced to exit practice with a neck burner, head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters.

While Coughlin spoke with the media before receiving an update from the team’s medical staff, any scare is noteworthy.

Wilson is competing for playing time with running backs Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis, Andre Williams and Michael Cox.

The third-year running back played in five games last season, averaging 3.3 yards a carry on 44 attempts.