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Davin Joseph confirms he had staph infection, but not MRSA

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The Buccaneers say that guard Davin Joseph never had MRSA, but the Bucs haven’t acknowledged whether, as Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported on Thursday, Joseph had a non-MRSA staph infection.

Joseph himself denies that he had MRSA, but admits that he had a staph infection.

“I have never had MRSA, nor do I currently have MRSA,” Joseph told PewterReport.com. “I just am ready to focus on football right now. I have had a staph infection in the past but it is nothing I am dealing with today.”

It’s a distinction without much of a difference, but the difference is an important one.  MRSA is a staph infection that doesn’t respond well to standard antibiotics.

But MRSA has a far worse stigma than a non-MRSA staph infection.  So it’s far important for the Bucs that Joseph had staph and not MRSA.

So if you’re keeping scores, that’s four known staph infections for the Bucs, three of which were of the MRSA variety.

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8 Responses to “Davin Joseph confirms he had staph infection, but not MRSA”
  1. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 31, 2013 7:20 AM

    LOL

  2. spunjmunke says: Oct 31, 2013 7:25 AM

    Dear Bucs,

    You are the new Browns. Sorry for your luck.

  3. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 31, 2013 7:26 AM

    Steeler Nation gives itself a collective pat on the back.

    Well done.

  4. wananah says: Oct 31, 2013 7:52 AM

    Don’t forget about the fourth staff infection:

    Greg Schiano.

  5. commonsensedude says: Oct 31, 2013 8:30 AM

    “Doctors and Researchers, let’s all give a big CDC welcome to Coach Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Bacterianeers.”

  6. cheapglazers says: Oct 31, 2013 8:34 AM

    Are we counting “staff” infections?

  7. lgbarn says: Oct 31, 2013 9:06 AM

    As much as I hate Schiano right now, it makes no sense to blame them for MRSA or staph infections. You can get those same infections in your local hospital and many people do. What makes anyone think, they couldn’t get something like that in a sweaty locker room.

  8. luvbucs says: Oct 31, 2013 10:39 AM

    Absolutely unacceptable for this many players .should have been quarantined – Tynes) & JBanks – if indeed he had it as well , never should have been allowed in the locker room , Officials did not take it as serious as they should have , Schiano quoted as it being a”distraction ,” – unbelievable – I’m so angered by this – didn’t anyone know how life threatening this was ??

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