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Tynes’ wife says he is not responding well to staph treatment

Lawrence Tynes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes (1) during NFL football training camp Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)


The wife of Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes has provided an update on his treatment for a staph infection, and the update provides no reason for optimism that he’ll get well soon.

Amanda Tynes, who apparently joined Twitter on Tuesday solely to give updates about her husband, described what they’re going through as a “horrible time” and said that anyone who is saying Tynes is responding well to treatment is wrong.

Amanda Tynes later tweeted that “Lawrence finally has the right people in his corner,” which may have been a suggestion that she doesn’t think he had the right person in his corner initially, and that the Bucs were slow to act to treat his staph infection properly. The Buccaneers released a statement last week saying, “Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our players and staff. 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.”

Tynes and guard Carl Nicks both appear unlikely to play in Week One as they battle staph infections.