Giants RB Wilson leaves practice

East Rutherford, NJ ( - New York Giants running back David Wilson left practice on Tuesday with what head coach Tom Coughlin called a "burner" and was sent to a hospital for tests on his neck.

Wilson announced July 21 that he was cleared to practice after undergoing neck surgery in January to fuse vertebrae and repair a herniated disk. The former first-round pick was hurt in a Week 5 loss to Philadelphia last season.

A "burner" is a term that can be used to describe a nerve injury causing a player discomfort or pain in their neck or arms.

"Obviously he was stung," said Coughlin.

Wilson, 23, was sent to the hospital for "a battery of tests," according to the team's official website, which said he was hurt when he ran head-down into the back of an offensive lineman after catching a pass during practice.

"We'll hear what they have to say first, but we were all praying that it would not be an issue, that he would be able to come back and just go to work," said Coughlin. "He was cleared. But we'll see. I'm not going to speculate what it is. We'll have to see what the doctors say."

In two seasons, Wilson has rushed for 504 yards and six touchdowns over 21 games -- including six starts.