Report: Another Bucs player has MRSA

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Right about now, the Buccaneers likely are longing for the good old days, when their biggest problem was a fallen franchise quarterback who was creating daily headaches for the coaching staff and the front office.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, yet another Buccaneers player has been diagnosed with a MRSA infection.

The potent bacteria already has ended the season of kicker Lawrence Tynes.  Likewise, it was reported on Thursday that the infection has returned to the foot of guard Carl Nicks.

Per Stroud, more information will be disclosed later this hour at a press conference involving G.M. Mark Dominik and the co-director of the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network.

Until then, Stroud reports that Nicks, receiver Mike Williams, and cornerback Johnthan Banks are not present at practice.  It’s possible that Williams or Banks is the latest player with MRSA.  Williams previously was on the injury report this week with a hamstring problem; Banks was not mentioned.

36 responses to “Report: Another Bucs player has MRSA

  1. Maybe that’s why Freeman wasn’t reporting to team functions — he forgot his locker-room hazmat suit.

  2. OMG I just looked up MRSA on wikipedia and the picture of it almost made me lose my lunch.

  3. Get them out of that facility! MRSA is prevalent in coastal regions and football locker rooms. Its also been tied to turf burn injuries which happen every other play. Football is the last thing to worry about when you have flesh eating bacteria thriving in your facility. The bucs owners should be ashamed for not fixing this sooner.

  4. This is not good! The Glazers must have been back at the facility. I prey that no-one steps foot in the building again! Get everyone out! This is no joke and players and staff who are infected should be treated. Just at least pretend to care about people’s well-being Glazers?

  5. I thought the Raiders were playing in the dirtiest facility in the league.

    I guess it could always be worse.

    Hope the Bucs fix that situation fast for the health of everyone. Don’t dawdle like with Freeman.

  6. This is awful. I wouldn’t be too excited about heading down there if I was an Eagle. If I was Vick, I’d be like “yeah, coach, this hamstring is really tightening up. Don’t think I should be traveling right now.”

  7. Need to update Wikipedia entry to:

    “MRSA is especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, and Raymond James Stadium.” 🙁

  8. I wouldn’t want to play against the Bucs in Tampa for fear of catching it for sure. Actually I’m not even going to the game now. Anyone want my tickets? Can the Bucs forfeit? Same outcome anyway and no one gets infected right?

  9. Good thing my squad doesn’t play Tampa for another couple years. Hopefully it’s cleared up by then.

  10. Hard to tell which is more unproductive, all the guys ridiculing the Jags or, the ones knocking down the Bucs in really cruel terms.

  11. This is gonna be the fastest game Chip ever coached in his life. No showers guys, bring a lot of cleaning wipes.

  12. wearethesteelers says:

    “Typical. Tampa is trying to be Cleveland.”

    And, if they were trying to be the Steelers, they would be 0-16.

  13. It’s too bad they are not playing the Jets this week. Rex could have given them his expert advice on the matter.

  14. I’m ashamed of this organization. Dark days are ahead.

    I’m not even sure I’m looking forward to next year at this point.

    No free agents will want to come here, and anybody with a good agent is already making phone calls to get them outta town.

  15. Let’s see…common factors with Staph infections in Cleveland and Tampa Bay…hmm… Wait. I got it! Kellen Winslow. He’s the reason MRSA keeps popping up in NFL locker rooms. CDC rapid deploy team, please report to the NY Jets locker room, STAT!

  16. Oct 11, 2013 1:48 PM

    Now we just have to trade away our star RB and we will be just like Cleveland!

    Except for the wins.

  17. sillec28 says:
    Oct 11, 2013 5:21 PM
    If the Bucs have to forfeit the season do they get the #1 pick in the draft?
    Yes they do. As the Los Angeles Buccaneers.

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