MRSA infection spreads to third Buc

Banks was not at practice today, not injured

Bucs cornerback Jonathan Banks is beleived to be the third Tampa Bay Buccaneers player diagnosed with MRSA infection.  GM Mark Dominik would not confirm or deny when asked if Banks was the player.

Banks was not at practice today and was not listed on the injury report.  Carl Nicks, who has contracted MRSA for the second time was one of two other players not practicing, the other is WR Mike Williams.

Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON) Co-Director Dr. Deverick J. Anderson, recognized as the country's leading authority on infections disease control, addressed the team and Buccaneers staff earlier on Friday.

Over the past two months the Buccaneers organization has been working with the world-renowned DICON and other infectious disease specialists to treat and educate its players, sanitize its training facility and install new health and safety protocol.


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