While appearing at a "Shrink Hunger" charity event in Harlem on Thursday, New York Giants running back David Wilson revealed that he underwent successful offseason surgery to remove a bone spur in his in his palm. And although he was sporting stitches that stretched from his palm to his wrist, he insists the injury is not serious and won't cause him to miss any time.
"It happened awhile ago," Wilson told the New York Daily News. "I didn't want to do it, like, before the season. But it was already chipped. So (they) just take it out so it won't be floating around."
“It’s stupid. Runners, when you run, you’re automatically tilted. Even a track runner, when they cross the finish line, the first thing there is their head. . . . It’s a stupid rule," he said.
Wilson's opinion of the new rule falls in line with most other NFL athletes and nearly every single running back the league over. Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has already spoken out against the rule and gone as far as setting up a separate bank account for fines that he's sure to receive as a result of this change. He calls it his "lowering the boom" fund.
Wilson recently sat down with Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News to watch a six-minute highlight video from 2012, and at least three of his runs made him concerned over the new rule.
"I'm one of the examples of 'Don't do this.' Charles [Way] was like 'Congratulations, you're on the technique tape.' So I know I've got to do some work now," Wilson said.
Slated to compete for the starting job with Andre Brown, both backs have some serious adjustments to make in order to avoid fines and 15-yard penalties in 2013.
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