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New York Giants' Daniel Fells Has Serious Staph Infection, May Lose Foot After 5 Surgeries

New York Giants' Daniel Fells Has Serious Staph Infection, May Lose Foot After 5 Surgeries

New York Giants starting tight end Daniel Fells contracted a dangerous staph infection and may have to have his foot amputated, the NFL reports.

The 32-year-old football star was complaining on ankle and foot pain for days, and was finally taken to a hospital when he developed a high fever on October 2.

It was discovered that he had contracted MRSA, which is a form of staph which is resistant to many antibiotics.

He is in the Intensive Care Unit, and has reportedly undergone five surgeries to try and save his ankle and foot. The Giants, in the meanwhile, have consulted with a disease specialist and have scrubbed down their facilities.

“This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning. We’re all fighting for Daniel,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said.

We are sending our thoughts to Daniel during this time.

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  • Broadzilla

    How awful and scary, especially since it will probably end his football career.

  • Broadzilla

    How awful and scary, especially since it will probably end his football career.

  • shoes4life

    God Bless him! I pray they don’t have to amputate his foot. That is awful to hear.

  • dalovelee

    oh god no. what the hell is staph..?!!

  • Haven

    My aunt had the same infection, and nearly lost her hand. Thinks she got it from her nail salon.

  • namers

    That’s terrible. Wishing him a full recovery.

  • forrest gump

    but his Penis will be O.K

  • Melissa Iris

    My mom has the same thing and she lost her leg.

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