Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks having surgery

Jul 25, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks (77) and center Jeremy Zuttah (76) practice during training camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

 

The news seems to just get worse as the season goes on for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were at one point thought to be a legitimate playoff contender, but after an 0-5 start, those hopes are long gone, and now, it looks like they’ve lost Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks for the foreseeable future.

Per Sports Talk Florida:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks, who suffered a recurrence of MRSA last week, will have surgery today to clean out the infection in his toe, according to a league source.

Nicks was initially diagnosed with MRSA, a highly-resistant form of staph, in late August. He was treated with antibiotics before returning to action in Week 3.

There was hope last week that he could possibly play against the Philadelphia Eagles. He and teammate Johnthan Banks were listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.

 

If he misses significant time, that will likely lead to continued struggles for running back Doug Martin, who looks nothing like the back that was second in the NFL in rushing yards behind Adrian Peterson last year.

Topics: Carl Nicks, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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