MRSA reported at Bucs facility - WFLA News Channel 8

MRSA reported at Bucs facility

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Tampa Bay Buccaneer officials said they were treating their facility after a MRSA outbreak.  

Officials said the serious staph infection forced the team to bench several players. Place-kicker Lawrence Tynes underwent surgery for an infection in one of his toes, officials told WFLA sports reporter Dan Lucas.

Carl Nicks has been sidelined indefinitely after tests confirmed he had contracted MRSA. Reports of the existence of MRSA in the Bucs facility was first reported last week. Since then officials have been monitoring the situation.

Officials said cleaning efforts were underway.

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