The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a serious problem in their locker room and with their medical staff, as it appears that star offensive lineman Carl Nicks has once again been infected with the very serious MRSA infection.
FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo reported the news on Twitter today.
Garafolo says it appears to be a recurrence of the disease, but at this point it must be treated with extreme caution and care.
There are plenty of questions in the medical field about MRSA, but according to this FAQ on the infection, it is more likely to have a recurrence of MRSA than other non-MRSA infections.
Obviously our best thoughts go to Carl, and we hope he responds well to treatment and recovers as soon as possible. As we’ve seen with Lawrence Tynes, this disease is very serious and can lead to serious complications if not treated correctly.
The Bucs will presumably be without Nicks for some time as he will need to go through the process of being treated and medicated before he can return to the team. This is a huge blow for the Buccaneers, who just finally got their offensive line back to the way they originally intended for it to be.
We’ll keep you updated with any new reports or statements on the situation.