More Than Meets the Eye: A Rapidly Progressive Skin Infection in a Football PlayerGeissler, Kyle E. MD*,†; Borchers, James R. MD*,†Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: May 2015 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p e54–e56 doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000125 Case Report Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Abstract: Fournier gangrene (FG) is a rare polymicrobial infection of perineum that carries a high mortality rate. Survival depends on rapid identification of the infection with early and extensive debridement of necrotic tissue. We present a case of an otherwise healthy American football offensive lineman who was initially hospitalized for gluteal abscess and advancing cellulitis. The patient was discovered to have FG during intraoperative debridement of the abscess and was subsequently treated with several weeks of broad-spectrum antibiotics. This case highlights the importance that team physicians play in the identification and appropriate management of potentially life-threatening infections. Departments of *Sports Medicine; and †Family Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Corresponding Author: Kyle E. Geissler, MD, PCC Community Wellness Center—Sports Medicine Clinic, 3 Erie Court, Suite 1300, Oak Park, IL 60302 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The authors report no conflicts of interest. Received June 10, 2013 Accepted January 23, 2014 Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.