Fells has spent much of October in the hospital, has had seven surgeries on his infected foot and has two more scheduled, his agent told ESPN on Monday. He said doctors believe they have the infection under control and that Fells will have plastic surgery on the foot, as well.
Throughout the process, there had been concerns that all or part of Fells’s foot would need to be amputated, which has not occurred.
Fells has been out since New York’s Week 1 loss to Dallas, when he sustained foot and ankle injuries. The MRSA, a type of staph infection, was diagnosed a week after he received a cortisone shot for his injuries. He was placed on injured reserve Oct. 5.
- Jeremy Woo