Following MRSA Scare, Eagles vs. Buccaneers Will Not Be Postponed

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Guard Carl Nicks
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Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistOctober 11, 2013

After the MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) results came in, the National Football League Players Association will not advise the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles against playing their Week 6 game.

Adam Schefter of ESPN passed along the initial report, which was originally conveyed to colleague Trey Wingo by the NFLPA:

NFLPA tells @wingoz that, depending on what MRSA containment report says, the NFLPA could advise Bucs-Eagles not to play this weekend.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2013

According to, MRSA is "a bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. In the community, most MRSA infections are skin infections. In medical facilities, MRSA causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections."


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