The Philadelphia Eagles take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday in Florida. The Buccaneers have just confirmed 3 known cases of MRSA on the team. They wouldn’t release the name of the third player infected, but two others are suffering what appears to be a recurrence of MRSA.
Carl Nick’s is the first player who had his MRSA infection return and the other is Lawrence Tynes‘ the kicker. The strange thing is one of the 3 players is infected with what appears to be a different strain of MRSA. The team held a press conference and they had the Co-Director of Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON) Deverick J. Anderson, revealed and confirmed that there is a third case.
The team seemed to handle the cleaning of their facility properly the last time they had this problem and is doesn’t seem to need a special cleaning this time around.
Should this be a concern for the Philadelphia Eagles? You bet. Anytime a team travels there is a risk of infection in a locker room. The players need to be especially careful if they have any open wounds. It is difficult to play a 60 minute NFL football game and not have a scratch.
This is all it takes to get a MRSA infection, the virus that is difficult to fight can enter the body in the smallest of cuts. The Eagles should take extra precaution this weekend when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chip Kelly should be briefed on what the team needs to do to be as safe as possible before the Eagles get to any Tampa Bay Facility.
For those of you who don’t know what MRSA is, click here. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
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