Buccaneers diagnose 2 players with MRSA infections

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay players Carl Nicks and Lawrence Tynes are being treated for MRSA infections.

General manager Mark Dominik confirms Thursday that guard Nicks has an infected blister on the side of his left foot and kicker Tynes has an infected toe on his right foot.

MRSA is a staph infection that is resistant to some antibiotics.

The cases were diagnosed last week while the Bucs were in New England holding joint practices with the Patriots before a preseason game.

The team hired a company to sanitize One Buc Place, the team’s training facility, last week. A second cleaning has been scheduled as a precaution.

The entire roster was informed of the infections Monday.

The Bucs said they know where Nicks and Tynes, who did not travel to New England, were exposed to MRSA.

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