Giants tight end Daniel Fells, combating an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection in his foot, was still hospitalized with a high fever, extending his stay beyond a week, Newsday reported.
The newspaper’s report, citing an unnamed source, followed a report by the NFL Network that Fells could face amputation of his foot if doctors can’t stop the spread of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.
Fells was placed on injured reserve last week. He was being treated for ankle and toe injuries when he exhibited a high fever and was brought to the hospital by his wife earlier this week and has been in hospital since.
Fells posted a message on Instagram while his team was playing the San Francisco 49ers.
“My heart is with my brothers tonight,” he said. “Get that W G-men. I love every one of you #thiswillnotdefeatme.”
Last week, the Giants disinfected their training facility under protocols aimed at combating MRSA infections.
They briefed the players on how to protect themselves, and no other Giants players have shown signs of being infected.