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Of course we should be concerned with his health and hopes he recovers quickly, but this is the kind of thing that can hit the whole team as well.

 

http://nyg.247sports.com/Bolt/Giants-TE-Daniel-Fells-has-MRSA-infection-40025198

 

Giants TE Daniel Fells has MRSA infection 6_3913827.jpg(Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)

What started as an ankle injury has become a genuine health concern.

Giants tight end Daniel Fells remains hospitalized with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), sources have told NJ.com.

MRSA is a kind of staph bacteria that is resistant to many of the antibiotics used to fight against other, more common, staph infections. Doctors discovered staph while working on Fells' injured ankle and foot over the weekend when he was held out of the team's game against the Buffalo Bills. MRSA infections commonly occur in people who have been in hospitals and other medical care facilities for long periods of time and can be spread by skin-to-skin contact.

6_3913866.jpg(Photo: Ted Hyman, 247Sports)

 

The Giants were proactive on that front Tuesday, taking precautions against the possible spread of the bacteria, hiring cleaners to scrub their locker rooms, meeting rooms, and training room.

"We are working with infectious disease specialists, and we have defined protocols that we are following in consultation with the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and local infectious disease specialists," team spokesman Pat Hanlon said in a statement. "Those protocols are being followed carefully."

The Redskins, Browns, and in 2013 most famously the Buccaneers, have dealt with the spread of MRSA among their players. Former Giants and Bucs kicker Lawrence Tynes' career ended after he became seriously ill with the infection.

"It was very unfortunate with Daniel," head coach Tom Coughlin said on Monday. "It went from early in the week being a junkie ankle to a serious situation. He's just looking forward to getting things under control so he can get out of the hospital."

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If you Google the pics... they're pretty gnarly. MRSA is no joke. One of my pals was in the hospital for like six weeks with it.

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Only the Giants :facepalm:

 

Actually the bucs too a few years ago.

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If you Google the pics... they're pretty gnarly. MRSA is no joke. One of my pals was in the hospital for like six weeks with it.

I could not be a DR.

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This is what happens when you share a stadium with the Jets...

 

LOL!

 

But agree with all above this is nothing to take lightly.

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I was always under the impression you need an open wound for it to spread. Guess not!

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Actually the bucs too a few years ago.

And they have Sullivan from Tampa. All his fault

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When they're done cleaning, they should do it about 3 or 4 more times to be safe. I do NOT want to see this become an issue for any other player.

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When they're done cleaning, they should do it about 3 or 4 more times to be safe. I do NOT want to see this become an issue for any other player.

he had a 4th operation today and will be having another operation tomorrow.

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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000553694/article/mrsa-infection-leaves-giants-daniel-fells-in-dire-situation?campaign=Twitter_atn

 

 

MRSA infection leaves Giants' Daniel Fells in dire situation
  • 0ap1000000022400.jpg
  • By Ian Rapoport
  • NFL Media Insider
  • Published: Oct. 11, 2015 at 07:16 a.m.
  • Updated: Oct. 11, 2015 at 07:44 a.m.
  • 37 Likes | 12 Comments

With the Giants set to take the field tonight to play the 49ers, their tight end Daniel Fells is facing a far more serious battle.

Fells has been hospitalized for more than a week as he battles a persistent Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection that necessitated being placed in the Intensive Care Unit on Friday. He's since been moved to a private room to have a nurse focus solely on his care.

 

Fells has had five surgeries, according to a person with knowledge of his condition. More are coming, as doctors try to stave off further infection. As of Saturday night, they were fighting to save his foot, which is at risk given the nature of the infection.

 

He was placed on Injured Reserve this week, and it remains to be seen if he'll ever play again.

 

The situation arose, the source said, when Fells suffered a toe injury, then an ankle injury. To treat it, Fells was given a cortisone shot. After a week of ankle and foot pain, Fells' wife took him to the emergency room on Oct. 2 with a 104-degree temperature. There, they found his ankle was infected with MRSA, a dangerous staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics.

With doctors hoping to avoid amputating his foot, the more urgent fear is that the MRSA has gotten into the bone and that it could travel into his blood. That could have the gravest of consequences.

Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said "this is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning. We're all fighting for Daniel." In fact, several Giants officials have visited Fells, including GM Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin.

As a team, the Giants have also reacted, working with infectious disease specialists earlier in the week, and these experts defined protocols to follow in consultation with Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and others locally.

Their locker room, training rooms and meetings rooms were scrubbed and sanitized and players were briefed on precautions and how to prevent the spread of MRSA. Meanwhile, Fells remains away from the team, waging his own fight.

 

This is unbelievable. Hope he recovers.

 

This season might have a body count. Or multiple amputations. I don't think any team outside of Marshall had this level of insanity go on.

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Report: Daniel Fells may get foot amputated

6_3925329.jpg(Photo: Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports)

With the Giants poised to take the field tonight, one of their players faces a very dire health situation.

Tight end Daniel Fells' MRSA infection has advanced to the point where he may lose his foot.

Fells has been in the hospital for more than a week and has undergone five surgeries after doctors discovered the infection when they were working on his injured ankle. He was moved from an Intensive Care Unit to a private room to give more attention to his ankle and foot.

The infection arose as the result of a cortisone shot he received in his foot and ankle when he was in the hospital, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, and not only his career, but Fells' long-term health are still under threat.

"This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning. We're all fighting for Daniel," Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said, per Rapoport.

The Giants have scrubbed their work rooms, training rooms, and meeting room to clear the possible threat of MRSA and have already placed Fells on the season-ending injured reserve list.

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Fishgut why did you post the same info as JGF 30 minutes before her. you know how we feel about double posts.

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Jesus.

Christ... we had a huge outbreak in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk ... High School wrestling competitions were a huge source of infection. It was big news in the City and the surrounding areas for months back in 2009 to 2011... then they got it under control... but every now and then an outbreak. Again all of the over use of antibiotic, antibacterial agents have made this issue worse and worse...

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Christ... we had a huge outbreak in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk ... High School wrestling competitions were a huge source of infection. It was big news in the City and the surrounding areas for months back in 2009 to 2011... then they got it under control... but every now and then an outbreak. Again all of the over use of antibiotic, antibacterial agents have made this issue worse and worse...

 

 

Yeah I remember a mini outbreak around here, specific attention was made at high school wrestling matches. The hospital had it run through pretty bad around the time you mention.

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Ah so it was from a cortisone shot and I'm assuming the bacteria was on his skin around the injection.

 

Poor guy, this is awful.

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Fishgut why did you post the same info as JGF 30 minutes before her. you know how we feel about double posts.

Sorry I am always late to the party. :cwy:

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