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David Wilson will undergo neck surgery

David Wilson looks on from the bench during

David Wilson looks on from the bench during the second quarter of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 6, 2013) Credit: Jim McIsaac

David Wilson, who suffered a neck injury early this season and hinted he might require surgery, will indeed undergo an operation to have a herniated disc removed.

The Giants running back will have a fusion of the vertebrae to repair the herniated disc in his neck, and the surgery is scheduled for Thursday. It will be performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Giants general manager Jerry Reese said in an interview on WFAN Thursday that Wilson, the Giants' 2012 first-round draft pick, faces an uncertain future, although team owner John Mara said in an earlier interview on WFAN that the team expects Wilson to be able to play in 2014.

"You have to look at him differently, because he's got the whole neck issue hovering over him right now," Reese said. "So he's got to come back and be healthy, number one. He's planning to have surgery, and we'll see how that comes out. Our medical staff feels like he'll be ready to play this fall, but the neck and back, that's pretty tricky. So you never know.

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