The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that yet another player was infected with MRSA, but declined to give details as to the specific player. Based on the injury report, it’s pretty fair to say we know who it is.
As was reported earlier, it’s fairly obvious that young Johnthan Banks is the third Buc to contract the dangerous disease. We certainly wish him nothing but the best as he begins the medication and recovery process from what can be a very dangerous infection.
It should come as no surprise that Carl Nicks was on the injury report as well, but there is nothing but uncertainty about his status.
He’s listed as questionable, but during today’s press conference with an infection control expert it was announced that Nicks may eventually require surgery to remove the infection, because it infiltrated into his bones.
Here’s to a speedy recovery for Carl, as well.
Here are the remaining players on the Tampa Bay injury report.
Missing Williams would be a huge blow to the Tampa Bay offense, as he helps keep defenses honest and not totally shade coverage toward Vincent Jackson. The remaining players are all probable for missing some amount of practice time this week, and there’s no real concern that any of them will miss Sunday’s game.
There was an interesting tidbit on the Philadelphia injury report, however.
It was assumed all week that Vick would miss the game against the Buccaneers, with Gerald McCoy even playfully calling Vick out. If McCoy really wanted to play against Vick, it seems like he might get the chance. Practicing fully on Friday is a good sign for a player starting on Sunday, but it will likely be a gametime decision for the Philly QB.