NY Giants tight end hospitalized with MRSA, practice facilities disinfected

New York Giant tight end Daniel Fells has contracted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, causing the team officials to pursue disinfection services for its practice facility in East Rutherford, N.J., according to a New York Daily News report.

Mr. Fells was placed on injured reserve Monday and remains hospitalized while he receives treatment. Meanwhile, the team's meeting rooms, locker rooms and training rooms have all been cleaned, Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon told the local newspaper.

"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," said Mr. Hanlon.

Mr. Fells is not the first professional football player to contract MRSA and suspect that the cause of the infection stemmed from the practice facilities. Earlier this year, Lawrence Tynes, a former kicker, sued the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, alleging that unsanitary conditions in the team's facility led to a MRSA infection that subsequently ended his football career.



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