According to Rapoport, Fells has already undergone five surgeries since he contracted the MRSA infection, and more surgeries are expected, as doctors try to stave off further infection.
Rapoport mentions that doctors are fighting to save Fells’ foot, which is at risk, considering the seriousness of this type of infection. Doctors are still hoping to avoid amputating his foot, but the fear with this type of infection is that it could get into the bone and travel into his blood.
The Giants have already placed Fells on season-ending injured reserve, but Rapoport says there’s are concerns about whether he’ll ever play in the NFL again.
Fells, 32, signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Giants back in March, so he would be a free agent next year, assuming he’s able to resume his NFL career.
Fells finished the year with six receptions for 60 yards receiving and no touchdowns.
We wish Fells the best with his recovery from a very serious situation.