Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Carl Nicks likely dealing with reoccurrence of MRSA staph infection

Sep 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks (77) on the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Buccaneers 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

It seems when things go bad, they go really bad and for Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks, that’s likely how he’s feeling.

Nicks along with former Bucs kicker Lawrence Tynes suffered MRSA staph infections during the preseason which eventually lead to Tynes being released and Nicks missing the first two games of the regular season. Nicks was able to return though has not looked like himself, clearly still not recovered from the serious medical issue.

That quite possibly could be due to the fact that Nicks reportedly has suffered a recurrence of the potentially deadly infection in recent days.

Per Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo:

Filing to @FOXSports1: Cultures taken from Buccaneers G Carl Nicks are once again showing MRSA in his foot. Believed to be a reoccurrence.

Clearly, not good news at all.

Gabe Carimi will get the start at left guard assuming Nicks is unable to go, which at this point seems extremely likely.

You may recall former NBA star Grant Hill suffered from a MRSA staph infection which required a ten day hospital stay and six months of antibiotics.

Topics: Carl Nicks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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  • Karen Melanson Hartman

    The word recurrence is doubtful . This truly angers me – this crippling disease ate my entire right hip , dissolved it. Nearly killed me . After Carl’s press conference, he was quoted as saying he felt “weak .” As I thought back to my bout with the same disease , I was thinking ,” this is way too soon for the coure of antibiotics to have totally killed it ? I was thinking then – I hope the docs know what they’re doing , because MRSA , wiped mme out for months & it’s a sneaky disease , it hides once it gets into the bloodstream , can go undetected until the damage is done. Should have been on Vanmcimyvin for 6-8 weeks , then follow ups , came back too soon

  • Karen Melanson Hartman

    How is Gabe ?

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