Bucs say Davin Joseph didn’t have MRSA


In response to a report/speculation from Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa that Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph is the fourth Buccaneers player with MRSA, the Bucs have spoken.

Joseph doesn’t have MRSA.  That’s what the Bucs told JoeBucsFan.com in response to Duemig’s report/speculation.

Joseph has started every game this year, after missing all of the 2012 season with a broken kneecap.

Three Buccaneers officially have been stricken with MRSA this year:  kicker Lawrence Tynes, guard Carl Nicks, and cornerback Johnthan Banks.

UPDATE 5:50 p.m. ET:  A prior version of this article was based on the initial post from JoeBucsFan.com regarding Duemig’s report/speculation about Joseph.  We re-worked it based on the news that the Bucs have denied Joseph had MRSA.

16 responses to “Bucs say Davin Joseph didn’t have MRSA

  1. A high-ranking official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared in an interview with PBS that the age of antibiotics has come to an end…

    Dr Arjun Srinivasan offered an example of this notion, citing the recent case of three Tampa Bay Buccaneers players who made headlines after reportedly contracting potentially deadly MRSA infections, which until recently were largely restricted to hospitals.

    About 10 years ago, however, the CDC official began seeing outbreaks of different kinds of MRSA infections in schools and gyms.

    ‘In hospitals, when you see MRSA infections, you oftentimes see that in patients who have a catheter in their blood, and that creates an opportunity for MRSA to get into their bloodstream,’ he said.

    ‘In the community, it was causing a very different type of infection. It was causing a lot of very, very serious and painful infections of the skin, which was completely different from what we would see in health care.’

  2. To be fair, since you are using JoeBucsFan as your source of the report, please post the follow up that was posted on the very same site, which denies that Joseph had MRSA.

    Per JoeBucsFan (the same site linked in this story, remember):

    “In no uncertain terms, Joe was told by a highly trusted source at One Buc Palace that Joseph is not battling MRSA. The Bucs “strongly” deny this report and are “emphatic” there have been but three players who contracted MRSA. We all know who the three players were.”

  3. If a player on a different team ends up with MRSA, the Bucs will have a lot more to worry about than being winless.

  4. What free agent is ever going to want to endanger his career by signing with the Bucs and walking into those facilities?

  5. So the Bucs are in the market for a head coach, QB, defense, fan base, cleaning crew, etc etc

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