Broncos 2015: Former TE Daniel Fells returns home


Oct 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells (85) runs for a touchdown after making a catch while defended by Dallas Cowboys free safety Barry Church (42) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Former Broncos tight end Daniel Fells has had a scary condition that threatened to end his NFL career. Luckily, it seems like he will be on the road to recovery.

The current New York Giants tight end was dealing with a life threatening condition in his foot known as MRSA, which is a staph infection that is antibiotic-resistant. He feared for his life and at one point it appeared as if the only way to save him was to amputate the foot infected.

However, Fells has made such great progress and was able to return home to his family. During the course of two weeks in the hospital, he received seven surgeries to remove the staph infection. He is scheduled to have at least two more surgeries. But doctors believed that it was under control enough to send him home. He was greeted by his family today on his return home.

This is great news for Fells. While it may seem as if his NFL career is likely over, at least he will not be forced to life his life in worry. He has been placed on injured reserve by the Giants due to the condition. So he will get the chance to recover from the surgeries and spend time with his family before the next surgery is scheduled.

Fells spent one year with the Denver Broncos in 2011. We all remember that year as Tim Tebow time. He recorded 19 receptions for 256 yards and three touchdowns as a member of the Broncos.

My biggest and fondest memory of Fells when he was in Denver was his huge catch against the Miami Dolphins. He dove for a Tebow pass that was just out of his reach in double coverage and came away with the reception. He would also become a big part of the comeback with this reception.

Here is to wishing Daniel Fells a speedy recovery. Once a Bronco, always a Bronco. Go Broncos!

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