After Player Infected, Giants Tackle MRSA Scare

After Player Infected, Giants Tackle MRSA Scare

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The New York Post

When Prince Amukamara was a freshman in college at Nebraska, he had “a little pimple on my wrist.” He picked at it, popped it and recalls using someone’s sweaty weight-lifting straps to wrap around his wrist.

“It just started getting itchy and aggravated, and then I got sick,” Amukamara said Wednesday.

He contracted MRSA, a serious staph infection.

“They had to drill it and empty it all out and wrap it in a huge bandage and I was in bed for like three or four days, not able to move or nothing,” he said. “It was horrible.” Amukamara knows better than most what tight end Daniel Fells is going through.

Based on a directive from the NFL and the NFL Players Association, the Giants on Wednesday morning had a briefing with their players about what the team is doing to ensure their safety after Fells had to be hospitalized, having been diagnosed with MRSA.