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Daniel Fells faces losing his foot to amputation if MRSA infection worsens

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The New York Giants spent a large proportion of the 2015 NFL offseason dealing with the freak injury to Jason Pierre-Paul that saw the defensive end lose several fingers through surgery.


And, unfortunately, it looks like JPP may not be the only Giants roster member to lose a body part through amputation this season. This time, though, things are far more serious.

As reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Giants tight end Daniel Fells, in hospital for the past week with an MRSA infection, is facing the prospect of losing his foot to amputation.


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Per Rapoport's report, Fells has already had five surgeries as medical staff attempt to limit the infection. However, the nature of the issue means his foot is now at serious risk.

Having been taken to the emergency room by his wife on October 2nd after complaining of ankle and foot pain, the nine-year NFL veteran is currently in intensive care.

The MRSA staph infection is believed to have arisen after Fells suffered a toe injury early this season and was given a cortisone shot as treatment.

And, such is the severity of Fells' condition, there are worries beyond potential amputation.

"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," wrote Rapoport.

Giants general manager Jerry Resse and head coach Tom Coughlin have visited Fells this week, and the New York franchise dedicated their comeback win against the San Francisco 49ers to the 32-year-old.

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