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Watch What Happens When an NFL Player Comes Home on Crutches and Greets His Kids After Weeks Battling Potentially Deadly Infection

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"Daddy!"

You don't have to like the New York Giants — or pro football — to be moved by what a video camera captured when Daniel Fells returned home after a potentially deadly staph infection kept him in a hospital for most of October.

Daniel Fells of the New York Giants. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The 32-year-old Giants tight end underwent seven surgeries on his foot to stave off an antibiotic-resistant MRSA infection, diagnosed a week after he received a cortisone shot for his injured foot and ankle.

There were fears that at least part of Fells' foot would require amputation to prevent the infection from spreading, but Sports Illustrated reported that wasn't necessary. He has two more surgeries to go, his season is over — and the future of his NFL career is uncertain.

But none of that seemed to matter Wednesday when Fells, on crutches, made his way up the stairs at home and greeted his young son and daughter.

Check out the trio's heartwarming reunion via video from Fells' Instagram page:

A video posted by Daniel Fells (@danielfells85) on

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