Carl Nicks, Lawrence Tynes and Johnthan Banks Infected by Bucs' MRSA Outbreak

Ethan GrantAnalyst IAugust 22, 2013

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl offensive guard Carl Nicks, kicker Lawrence Tynes  and cornerback Johnthan Banks contracted a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.

While the NFLPA previously considered recommending the Bucs and the Philadelphia Eagles not play their Week 6 game, NFL PR's Greg Aiello says the game will take place.

After a Week 7 road loss to the Atlanta, the Falcons disinfected their locker room to ensure no MRSA was left behind according to FOX 13 in Atlanta

Updates from Wednesday, Nov. 20

MLive's Kyle Meinke describes how Schiano reacted when asked about the MRSA issue heading into Sunday's game against the Lions:

Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano just hung up on Detroit reporters during weekly teleconference. First time that's happened all year.

— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) November 20, 2013

Schiano was 10 minutes late, then hung up less than 6 minutes in.

— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) November 20, 2013

Schiano hung up after he was asked whether the MRSA had been cleaned up.

— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) November 20, 2013

Schiano answered the question, then abruptly hung up.

— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) November 20, 2013