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

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistOctober 11, 2013

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Guard Carl Nicks
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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 CDC.com, 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."