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Celebration injuries: Yes, David Wilson, they do happen

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The New York Giants are concerned about David Wilson's back flip touchdown celebration. History tells us they should be.


The New York Giants are not exactly jumping for joy over the back flips rookie running back David Wilson does to celebrate touchdowns.

"I like the backflip, man, but it scares me every time he does it because you never know what can happen," said the Salsa-dancing Victor Cruz. "You don't want to see him get hurt."

"I told him several times never to do that again," Justin Tuck said. "We're going to have another talk about not doing it.

Wilson doesn't see what the big deal is, telling everyone to "relax a little" because he knows what he's doing:

"I’ve been doing them since I was 3 years old. It’s easy," Wilson said. "It’s almost like running, for me to jump and turn backwards. I’ve been doing it for a while. I think people can relax a little."

Sports fans know, however, that celebration injuries do happen. Here are two of the most famous. Interestingly, both of these occurred against the Giants. Remember Martin Gramatica blowing out his knee?

How about Washington Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte knocking himself out of a game by head-butting a concrete wall?

So, yes, 'Flip' Wilson. Take your teammates' advice and stay on the ground after scoring touchdowns.

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