MRSA Infection Threatens Daniel Fells' Foot, Giants Dedicate Win to Hospitalized TE

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An NFL player is battling a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, and reports indicate that there is a possibility that he may lose his foot.

Daniel Fells, who plays tight end for the New York Giants, has been in the hospital for over a week. According to NFL.com, Fells has had five surgeries and he’s facing even more.

From NFL.com:

The situation arose, the source said, when Fells suffered a toe injury, then an ankle injury. To treat it, Fells was given a cortisone shot. After a week of ankle and foot pain, Fells' wife took him to the emergency room on Oct. 2 with a 104-degree temperature. There, they found his ankle was infected with MRSA, a dangerous staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics.

With doctors hoping to avoid amputating his foot, the more urgent fear is that the MRSA has gotten into the bone and that it could travel into his blood. That could have the gravest of consequences.

The Giants dedicated Sunday night's game to Fells

And Fells was watching from the hospital.

“My heart is with my brothers tonight. Get that W G-men. I love every one of you #thiswillnotdefeatme” Fells posted on Instagram Sunday afternoon.

My heart is with my brothers tonight. Get that W G-men. I love every one of you #thiswillnotdefeatme

A photo posted by Daniel Fells (@danielfells85) on

The Giants did get the win, in dramatic fashion.