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Carl Nicks has surgery on infected foot

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Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks was recently diagnosed with a recurrence of a MRSA infection in his left foot that kept him out of last week’s game against the Eagles.

On Wednesday, the Buccaneers announced that he had surgery on that foot. Jenna Laine of SportsTalkFlorida previously reported that Nicks was having surgery. The specifics of the operation were not announced, but when the recurrence was announced there was discussion of the potential need for surgery to clean out the infection.

There’s no timetable for Nicks’ return, but it is probably safe to say that the team will have to go with other options at left guard for the immediate future. Patrick Omameh would be one option and Jeremy Zuttah could also slide over from center. Complicating matters is the fact that right guard Davin Joseph also missed practice on Wednesday and is being considered day-to-day with a knee injury.

Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes first contracted MRSA during training camp in August. Tynes remains out and on antibiotics to battle the infection. The NFLPA has filed a grievance against the Bucs for the way they handled Tynes’ infection.

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15 Responses to “Carl Nicks has surgery on infected foot”
  1. onebucplace says: Oct 16, 2013 2:22 PM

    It was Josh Freeman’s fault!

  2. scaredhitless says: Oct 16, 2013 2:26 PM

    Time to clean house, pun intended!

  3. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 16, 2013 2:27 PM

    Bleach and water, Tampa!

  4. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 16, 2013 2:27 PM

    I hope for the best for Niks. He’s a grate lineman and hope he gets all the antybiotics he needs. Bucs are going to turn around. Let’s go win the devision!

  5. fatcamper says: Oct 16, 2013 2:32 PM

    Rex Ryan wants to see before and after shots of his foot.

  6. mikejr80 says: Oct 16, 2013 2:39 PM

    Justy nasty. Ugh!!

  7. westampa says: Oct 16, 2013 2:46 PM

    The “most expensive ” O-line in the history of the NFL needs to be blown up in the off-season. Nicks wasn’t going to last long anyways on that surgically repaired foot, and that was before the MRSA. Joseph hasn’t bounced back from his injury as expected, and Penn isn’t a long term answer. Back to the rebuild Tampa!

  8. mrlaloosh says: Oct 16, 2013 2:47 PM

    Sure miss the big guy here in NOLA. Great player. Hope for a full recovery. That stink hole in Tampa is worse than the one in Cleveland. Bleach please.

  9. davikes says: Oct 16, 2013 2:48 PM

    Catch 22 for Tampa. Everything they do for Nicks makes Tynes case look better, and Tampa look worse. If they need to put Nicks on IR it’s a slam dunk for Tynes.

  10. westampa says: Oct 16, 2013 2:57 PM

    [i]ma5terbla5t3r says:
    Oct 16, 2013 2:27 PM
    I hope for the best for Niks. He’s a grate lineman and hope he gets all the antybiotics he needs. Bucs are going to turn around. Let’s go win the devision![/i]

    This has got to be schtick.

  11. primenumber19 says: Oct 16, 2013 2:58 PM

    The infection inflicting the bucs will remain until schiano is fired

  12. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 16, 2013 2:58 PM

    It’s horible that som of you are using this as an oppertunity to trash Tampa. A man was aflicted with a disease that culd have killed him and you are trashing Tampa’s football team. How about we focus on a person’s life before we spout off about rebilding an o-line?

  13. hendeeze says: Oct 16, 2013 3:12 PM

    Patrick Omameh had a tough time blocking 2nd and 3rd stringers in preseason. For your QB’s sake, let’s hope he’s learned something since then. Otherwise it’s 3 step drop sacked

  14. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 16, 2013 3:32 PM

    westampa –

    Why would I joke about Nickss?

  15. labucs says: Oct 17, 2013 7:07 PM

    Since his arrival he has been the “High Maintenance Player of the Year”

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