Patriots have facility treated for MRSA after Bucs visit

AP

After hosting the Buccaneers earlier this month, the Patriots decided to try to remove any trace they might have left behind.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots had their training facility treated to kill any potential MRSA the Bucs might have left behind. The Patriots had the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium and all the equipment the Buccaneers used professionally sanitized.

The Bucs sort-of acknowledged the outbreak at their facility, after kicker Lawrence Tynes and guard Carl Nicks were infected with the staph infections, and Tynes’ wife said earlier today his recovery isn’t particularly smooth.

The Patriots haven’t encountered any cases of such infections, but treating their facility with extra care is the only responsible behavior.

12 responses to “Patriots have facility treated for MRSA after Bucs visit

  1. This joke is going to go on for years. EEEK! The filthy diseased Bucs are coming to town, lock the doors, wear the sneeze guards when you go out in public. I wonder what team they play this year will be the first to forefit a game with them just so they dont have the potential of contracting the plague.

  2. If they wanted to kill all the MRSA in the training facility, they should have just turned AHernandez loose on it.

  3. Good luck with that. MRSA is one of those bacteria that many people carry around without a clue. Doesn’t do much on its own but it can prevent open wounds from healing which is why many hospitals run mandatory tests on surgical patients before operating. Sanitizing the locker room won’t do much since it is more likely present on the players and staff themselves.

  4. why do you keep referencing “sort-of acknowledged “? They have acknowledged it and spoken about it multiple times.

    “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Thursday that both guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes are suffering from a MRSA infection. Both players are undergoing treatment and sources say both are responding to medication”

    bush league reporting on your part nbcsports

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