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Report: Another Bucs player has MRSA


Right about now, the Buccaneers likely are longing for the good old days, when their biggest problem was a fallen franchise quarterback who was creating daily headaches for the coaching staff and the front office.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, yet another Buccaneers player has been diagnosed with a MRSA infection.

The potent bacteria already has ended the season of kicker Lawrence Tynes. Likewise, it was reported on Thursday that the infection has returned to the foot of guard Carl Nicks.

Per Stroud, more information will be disclosed later this hour at a press conference involving G.M. Mark Dominik and the co-director of the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network.

Until then, Stroud reports that Nicks, receiver Mike Williams, and cornerback Johnthan Banks are not present at practice. It’s possible that Williams or Banks is the latest player with MRSA. Williams previously was on the injury report this week with a hamstring problem; Banks was not mentioned.