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Carl Nicks out indefinitely with infected blister on toe


Earlier this summer, Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks said that the toe injury that cost him the second half of last season was one that he would have to deal with his whole life.

The implication was that Nicks and the Bucs would have to manage his workload as a result of the injury in order to keep Nicks on the field, but they’ll need to get him back on the field first. Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano announced at his press conference Monday that Nicks is out indefinitely as a result of an blister on his toes that got infected. Nicks is currently being treated by doctors, but the only sense that Schiano offered in terms of a timeframe was that playing in Week One is a realistic possibility.

While it’s not the same injury that kept Nicks out last season, it’s hardly a positive development for a player who already has enough on his plate when it comes to foot injuries.

One of the biggest reasons to expect a better offensive performance for the Bucs this season was that they would have Nicks and Davin Joseph back as their starting guards after both missed major amounts of time last season. Joseph has started ramping up his workload after the torn patellar tendon that sidelined him all last season, but Nicks’ toe issue is one that’s making it hard to count on him for 16 games this season.


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16 Responses to “Carl Nicks out indefinitely with infected blister on toe”
  1. golforepar says: Aug 19, 2013 12:48 PM

    WWRL DO? What would Ronnie Lott do??

  2. jda129 says: Aug 19, 2013 12:53 PM


  3. jbaxt says: Aug 19, 2013 12:54 PM

    What? I’m my own Dr and haver never had any resemblance of an infected blister. The team should be concerned about the incompetence of the medical staff if they can’t handle blisters. And I’m available to fill that position if a bottle of hydrogen peroxide is all they’re missing.

  4. bucfan702 says: Aug 19, 2013 12:58 PM

    this nicks guy is starting to be a bust. starting to think the bucs missed signs of this and are now getting the shafted. he knew and signed with the bucs laughing to the bank. WOW nicks come on.

  5. westampa says: Aug 19, 2013 12:58 PM

    This is looking like it could be the most disasterous free agency signing for the Bucs since Alvin Harper.

  6. lightcleric says: Aug 19, 2013 1:00 PM

    I was disappointed at losing him in FA a few years ago but given how he’s turned out with injuries I’m actually really glad we didn’t pay him that kind of money.

  7. purpleguy says: Aug 19, 2013 1:19 PM

    That is one problematic toe.

  8. asseenonokra says: Aug 19, 2013 1:20 PM

    He was such an unbelievable baller when he was with New Orleans. There was a time when the Saints would cut bad players and they would go on to have great careers. These days the Saints let great players go in their prime, and they go on to do not a whole lot…

  9. mrlaloosh says: Aug 19, 2013 1:22 PM

    He’s got some of that NOLA VooDoo that We Do so well. Ask Meachem. Ivory is next.

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 19, 2013 1:40 PM

    just call him ….Paul (bad) Bunyon

  11. billhicks666 says: Aug 19, 2013 1:43 PM


  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 19, 2013 2:12 PM

    Nicks contract contains $31 million guranteed. The Bucs are screwed. It’s enough to make teams completely avoid free agents and build their teams through the draft.

  13. captainstagger says: Aug 19, 2013 2:41 PM

    Rex Ryan @therealrex @cnicks tough luck Bro, worse than corns, bunions and ingrown toe nails. #gross #notevenme #nothot

  14. realfootballfan says: Aug 19, 2013 2:47 PM

    Who would have thought a year ago that Vincent jackson who was one DUI pop away from being suspended a year would be the better free agent signing so far?

  15. liondoc says: Aug 19, 2013 8:13 PM

    a toe infection “that he would have to deal with his whole life” sounds highly like diabetes mellitus possibly complicated by osteomyelitis (bone infection)

  16. liondoc says: Aug 19, 2013 8:14 PM

    (in reply to jbaxt above)

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