After spending the majority of October hospitalized with an MRSA infection, New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells has undergone an eighth procedure on his right foot, according to a photo he posted on his Instagram account on Thursday.
The surgery was expected for Fells, whose agent said on Oct. 19 that he would undergo two more procedures following his seventh surgery. Fells was released from the hospital on Oct. 20., and the infection is believed to be under control.
Fells, 32, has not played for the Giants since their Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, 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 the injuries. He was placed on injured reserve Oct. 5.
His NFL future is uncertain in wake of the events, and there had initially been concern the foot would need to be amputated.
- Jeremy Woo