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Carl Nicks not expected to play, Johnthan Banks cleared to go

Johnthan Banks AP

One Buccaneers player with a MRSA infection is in, and one Buccaneers player with a MRSA infection is out.

Guard Carl Nicks, who missed the first two weeks of the season with a MRSA infection and then returned in Week Three, is expected to miss today’s game against the Eagles, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Last week it was revealed that cultures taken from Nicks’s foot showed that he still has a MRSA infection.

Rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks, however, who was found to have a MRSA infection last week, is good to go. The process of clearing Banks included an independent infectious disease expert saying that he does not believe there is any risk of Banks spreading his infection to other players. (But you could hardly blame any Eagles receivers if they try to push Banks off them in a pileup as quickly as possible.)

Officially, the Buccaneers are listing Nicks as questionable with a foot injury, and Banks as questionable with an illness.

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5 Responses to “Carl Nicks not expected to play, Johnthan Banks cleared to go”
  1. pigskinaholic says: Oct 13, 2013 10:18 AM

    Fire Schiano

  2. peed1 says: Oct 13, 2013 10:42 AM

    When will this nightmare end.
    Concede the rest of the season and start again next year

  3. daknight93 says: Oct 13, 2013 10:58 AM

    I’m sure Carl Nicks regret leaving the Saints instead of dealing with this cult-like college coach who is a pure drama king not looking out for best interest of players by covering up the truth…why are the bucs brass allowing this crap to continue…Schiano needs to go!

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 13, 2013 11:51 AM

    Nicks has proven to be a terrible acquisition for the Bucs. Lots of money tied up into a guy who helps the team in no way and that’s how a team goes down the tubes.

  5. cheapglazers says: Oct 13, 2013 2:14 PM

    Fire Schiano!

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