A professional football player may lose his foot due to a serious MRSA infection, NBC Sports reported, citing the NFL.
Daniel Fells, the New York Giants tight end, had his fifth surgery last week to try and get rid of the infection. He may require more surgeries, according to NBC Sports. According to the NFL sources, doctors are fighting to save Fells’ foot.
According to NBC Sports, the infection came from a cortisone shot Fells received for his injuries.
The Giants already declared Fells out for the season, scrubbed their facilities and are working with a specialist to prevent MRSA from spreading.
For Fells, this infection may be career-ending, according to NBC Sports.
MRSA is a potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant strain of staph infection. On the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff, three players contracted MRSA in 2013 – guard Carl Nicks, placekicker Lawrence Tynes and cornerback Johnthan Banks. Nicks and Tynes’s careers practically ended due to their ailments. Banks managed to get his football career back on track and started in 30 games. Tynes fined a lawsuit against the Bucs in April 2015.