Bleacher Report NFL reporter Daniel Cole, meanwhile, is already reporting a portion of Fells’s foot has already been removed. However, other reporters quickly disputed the claim on Monday afternoon.
“This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said on Sunday. “We’re all fighting for Daniel.”
Fells, a seventh-year veteran, played in two games this season — amassing up 60 total receiving yards.
The Giants dedicated Sunday’s 30-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers to Fells, Coughlin said Monday.
“On Skype, in our team meeting today, we showed him the game ball,” Coughlin said.
To safeguard the rest of the team, the Giants contacted infectious disease specialists, scrubbed the locker room and conducted other protocols upon learning of Fells’s diagnosis last weekend.
Fells is done for the season and the infection could end his career, as it did former Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes. Tynes is currently suing the Bucs alleging that the team failed to safeguard the locker room against infection and misdiagnosed him.
This post has been updated.