Fells (ankle) was released from the hospital Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports. Fells spent nearly three weeks in the hospital, having numerous surgeries to treat a MRSA infection, but the issue is now under control. Now that he's returned home, he'll be monitored by an in-home nurse, with the likelihood that his NFL career is over as a result.
Giants tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) is unlikely to play in the NFL again, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Fells has already undergone five surgeries on his foot to fight an MRSA infection. He's been in the hospital since Oct. 2 and might need to stay a while longer. Fortunately, he's been doing much better the last few days, after his doctors found a combination of antibiotics that worked.
Giants tight end Daniel Fells will be placed on injured reserve after developing a staph infection on his chronically-injured ankle, NJ.com reports. Fells recently underwent surgery to help correct his condition, causing him to miss Week 4 and leave the team without one of its top tight ends.
Giants tight end Daniel Fells, who underwent unexpected foot surgery this week, will likely be placed on IR, NFL.com's Ian Rapaport reports. Fells did not travel with the Giants for their Week 4 contest against the Bills, and it appears he could be out for an extended period of time following the foot surgery. As the team's No. 2 tight end, Fells saw plenty of snaps this season when healthy as Larry Donnell's backup. Donnell will likely receive a more prominent role in Fells' absence, along with Jerome Cunningham (knee) and Will Tye providing additional depth.
Giants tight end Jerome Cunningham (knee) is inactive for the Week 4 game against Buffalo. Cunningham and Daniel Fells did not travel with the team. As a result, the Giants' tight end depth will suffer, although Larry Donnell could end up seeing a few more targets.
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