MRSA infections could postpone Philadelphia Eagles-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game


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The NFLPA could advise that the Eagles and Bucs postpone their game Sunday pending an MRSA containment report, according to a report.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that that MRSA, the staph infection that has now reportedly affected three members of the Tampa Bay Bucs, could be a reason for the NFLPA to advise that the game be postponed.

The Bucs’ Carl Nicks was diagnosed with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), returned to practice in September, but has reportedly had the infection resurface. A report from Schefter earlier on Friday suggested that two more Bucs players, Lawrence Tynes and a third player were also diagnosed.

Schefter had no information yet on when the game could be played if it was postponed.

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