Daniel Fells, a tight end on the New York Giants, has had five food surgeries as doctors try to stave off a staph infection reports NFL.com.
Earlier this week Fells was diagnosed with MRSA. He is expected to undergo more operations on his foot. According to the NFL.com report doctors are hoping to save his foot from amputation but are concerned that MRSA has infected his bone and could travel into his blood.
The report states:
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.
The 32 year old Fells had six catches this season for 60 yards. In his career he has 114 catches for 1,334 yards and 12 touchdowns.