When guard Carl Nicks returned to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it appeared that his scary bout with the staph infection MRSA was past him.
For Nicks and the Buccaneers, it's a nightmare that won't go away.
According to Fox Sports 1, Nicks is again dealing with the infection, which he and kicker Lawrence Tynes might have contracted at the Buccaneers headquarters this summer.
Filing to @FOXSports1: Cultures taken from Buccaneers G Carl Nicks are once again showing MRSA in his foot. Believed to be a reoccurrence.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 10, 2013
Nicks missed Tampa Bay's first two games this season, but he was back for the last two games. There is no immediate word on how much time he might miss with the infection coming back.
Tynes had a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) inserted to fight the infection, which is a powerful bacteria that is resistant to some penicillin treatments, and Garafolo also reported that Tynes still is using the PICC line. Tynes and his family are not happy he was put on the non-football injury list by the team.
At this point, the Buccaneers will probably be thrilled when 2013 is over.