Guard Carl Nicks and Kicker Lawrence Tynes are being treated for the serious staph infection
One Buc facility is being sanitized
4:51 PM, Aug 22, 2013
8:53 AM, Aug 23, 2013
TAMPA - Guard Carl Nicks and Kicker Lawrence Tynes have contracted the MRSA staph infection.
MRSA is a serious staph infection that has caused the Bucs to begin sanitizing certain areas of their facility.
The Bucs say they learned of the MRSA situation last week and began sanitizing the building last weekend.
Further sanitizing procedures will be done this weekend while the team is in Miami.
The Bucs say no other outbreaks among the players has occurred and believe the situation is under control.
For the past week, the Bucs have passed Nicks and Tynes injuries off as previously reported toe injuries, with Nicks developing a blister on the same foot he has a long-standing toe injury.
Tynes reportedly underwent a surgical procedure in New Jersey this week to scrape his skin and bone in the affected area.
Nicks has been taking medication to see if it will clear up the infection.
MRSA has been known to be resistant to certain medication.
Bucs GM Mark Dominik released this statement at 5:25 p.m.:
"Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our players and staff. Our players were informed of the situation and we sought the advice of experts, including the NFL's medical advisor, who provided counsel and approved of our comprehensive measures including the treatment of our practice facility."
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