The New York Giants got some bad news on the injury front Monday, as they have lost veteran tight end Daniel Fells for the season. The team reportedly made the announcement official today, saying that fells had developed a staph infection in his injured ankle and will be placed on injured reserve.
#Giants TE Daniel Fells had unexpected foot surgery this week and is likely destined for Injured Reserve, sources say. Another G-Men injury— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 5, 2015
Jordan Ranaan of NJ Advance Media reported that Fells "spent the weekend addressing a foot infection that required multiple surgeries and will likely end his season."
The loss of Fells would be a significant blow to the Giants. The 32-year-old seven-year veteran is the team's best blocking tight end. Larry Donnell and Jerome Cunningham are liabilities as blockers. Will Tye played his first NFL game on Sunday, and we don't know what he is yet.
Fells didn't practice last week, but Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin had been optimistic that he would play against the Buffalo Bills. That, of course, didn't happen.
With Fells apparently sidelined and Cunningham having missed the last two weeks with a knee injury the Giants could be in the market for help at tight end. In case you are wondering, the Giants cannot re-sign Matt LaCosse, released in training camp with an injury settlement, until after Week 6. The Giants did work out Chris Cooley last week.