Bucs Training Facility Currently Infected With Flesh-Eating Bacteria 


While the Bucs are getting prepared to battle their counterparts in the NFC South, they are currently battling another, more dangerous enemy right now. MRSA, a flesh-eating bacterial infection has taken hold of their training facility. MRSA can cause serious injury and even death, so trust that this is being handled with the utmost seriousness.

From FOX Sports:

At least two Tampa Bay Buccaneers players are currently sidelined and being treated for MRSA, an often-painful and serious staph infection that can be resistant to antibiotics, the team confirmed to FOX Sports.

It is unclear where the players contracted this, but multiple sources told FOX Sports the Buccaneers had their facility scrubbed last weekend and will do the same this weekend when the team travels for Saturday night’s road game against the Miami Dolphins. Players also were given a special soap to use.

The team confirmed the two infected players are Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes. It said both are responding to treatment.

Head coach Greg Schiano has stated publicly that Nicks is dealing with an infected blister on his toe. There is no known timetable for Nicks’ return. Tynes hasn't kicked in a preseason game.