2 Tampa Bay Bucs Battling Foot Infections

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Bucs Battling MRSAThe NFL Physicians Society is sending a message to all NFL team physicians to “remain vigilant” about trying to prevent MRSA infections.

This message is coming on the heels of the announcement that 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, guard Carl Nicks and place-kicker Lawrence Tynes, are fighting MRSA, a staph infection. Both players have it in their toes. Yikes.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s resistant to common antibiotics. And you don’t want to mess around with it. It needs to be aggressively treated and monitored.

Adding insult to injury, it appears the Bucs have placed Tynes on the non-football injury list on Aug. 31, ending his season and signed veteran kicker Ryan Lindell in his place.

Tynes is not taking this lying down. He believes this to be a mistreatment of his condition. He is filing an expedited grievance, potentially forcing the Buccaneers to place him on Injured Reserve.

Tynes made the following statement to Fox Sports: “This whole thing is wrong. My biggest emphasis is I don’t want this to happen to any current or future player. I’m going to fight this thing as long as I have to, because this team should not be allowed to do this to players.”

This is truly a unfortunate situation. MRSA is not fun and we wish both Tynes and Nicks speedy and full recoveries.

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Source: Fox News and USA Today.