Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently treated their
facility for MRSA, a serious staph infection that has sidelined guard Carl
Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes.
Nicks is out indefinitely with an infected blister on his surgically repaired
left foot, while Tynes has an infected toe on his right foot.
"Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our players and
staff," Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement released
Thursday. "Our players were informed of the situation and we sought the advice
of experts, including the NFL's medical advisor, who provided counsel and
approved of our comprehensive measures including the treatment of our practice
Both cases were diagnosed last week while the Bucs were in New England
practicing with the Patriots.
Neither Nicks nor Tynes made the trip to New England, leaving them exposed to
the staph infection that is resistant to some antibiotics.
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