Giants TE Daniel Fells walking on crutches after release from hospital

Wednesday October 21st, 2015

New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells is walking on crutches after his released from the hospital, where he was being treated for a MRSA infection.

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.

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Fells has not played for the Giants since their 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.

Fells, 32, has played for the St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and Giants in his seven-year NFL career. His future in the league is uncertain due to the infection.

Back where I'm supposed to be. Thanks for all the love and support everyone.

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