(AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks is being treated for a recurrence of the MRSA infection in his left foot.
Bucs general manager Mark Dominik says the team received confirmation Thursday that Nicks has MRSA again in the "same place, same location." ."
Nicks had already missed most of training camp while recovering from surgery on his left big toe when he was initially diagnosed with MRSA in late August. MRSA is a staph infection that is resistant to some antibiotics.
Nicks sat out the remainder of the preseason, then missed the first two games of the regular season. He started the past two games against New England and Arizona.
A second player, kicker Lawrence Tynes, also was diagnosed with MRSA in August.
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