UCLA cornerback Marcus Rios had dreams of shutting down Pac 12 wide receivers and locking horns with USC wide receiver Marqise Lee.
Rios now will be in for the fight of his life. The L.A. Times is reporting that Rios will miss six months and probably the whole season with a rare and deadly fungus infection in his sinus area.
Rios reportedly has undergone six surgeries to remove the infection since last October. He will undergo another surgery in the next two weeks.
Rios told the L.A Times that “it’s very rare. Only 12 people have ever had it and eight of them have died. Two others recovered and then died later.”
It started as a sinus infection last October,” Rios said. “Then they found the fungus infection behind my eye and beneath my brain.”
“It’s very rare. Only 12 people have ever had it and eight of them have died. Two others recovered and then died later.”
Rios has spent much of this off-season in and out of hospitals. He is currently taking antibiotics through a peripherally inserted central catheter, or PICC, line in his arm.
“I can’t do any running because of the PICC line,” Rios said. “Now they need me to do another surgery.