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Zak DeOssie

New York Giants Take Precautions After Tight End Daniel Fells Contracts MRSA

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have taken a crash course on MRSA.

Team doctors, trainer Ronnie Barnes, the head of the team's facilities and the players union spoke to the team on Wednesday after tight end Daniel Fells was hospitalized with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kills thousands a year.

"It's a very serious thing, has been that way in this league for quite a few years," coach Tom Coughlin said. "Everyone has been very aware of it."

Coughlin said Fells hopes to get out of the hospital on Thursday, although his season is now over after being placed on injured reserve.

Doctors have not discovered how Fells...