According to Rapoport, he still has at least two more surgeries on his foot scheduled, despite undergoing seven procedures thus far. Fells has had the infected bone removed from and antibiotics are treating his lungs.
Even so, sources have told Rapoport that his scans and cultures have come back looking good and there is a real chance he’s released from the hospital this week.
Rapoport adds that upon being released, Fells will have a nurse and physical therapist for several months, and faces a long rehab ahead of him.
As for returning to the league, Rapoport writes that it’s unlikely Fells will return to the playing field now that his foot has sustained serious damage.
The Giants placed Fells on season-ending injured reserve a few weeks back, and there was talk that he may never play in the NFL again, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise. It’s still sad to see someone go through this season.
Fells, 32, signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Giants back in March. He 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.