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                    === Bucs' facility treated for MRSA ===
 
 Tampa,  FL (Sports  Network) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently treated their
 facility  for  MRSA, a serious  staph infection  that has sidelined guard Carl
 Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes.
 
 Nicks  is out indefinitely with an infected blister on his surgically repaired
 left foot, while Tynes has an infected toe on his right foot.
 
 "Our  primary concern  is always  the  health and  safety of  our players  and
 staff,"  Tampa  Bay general manager Mark  Dominik said in a statement released
 Thursday. "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."
 
 Both  cases were  diagnosed  last week  while  the Bucs  were  in New  England
 practicing with the Patriots.
 
 Neither  Nicks nor Tynes made the trip to New England, leaving them exposed to
 the staph infection that is resistant to some antibiotics.
 
 
 
 
 08/22 18:25:40 ET