Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/13
Bucs K Lawrence Tynes returned to his home in Kansas City where he is receiving additional treatment for MRSA an aggressive staph infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. Tynes' former Giants teammate RB Brandon Jacobs tweeted Monday that the 35-year-old kicker had received a PICC line — a peripherally inserted central catheter used when a patient is expected to get antibiotics for more than a few days. A PICC line can remain in place for weeks or months in some cases and lets a patient go home from the hospital and still receive IV medications. "Praying for my boy Lawrence Tynes. Getting a PICC line run to his heart to fight MRSA'' Jacobs tweeted. "Thank you all so much. Lawrence is like a brother to me. He's a great dude and def(initely) a great father so let's all pray this goes good for his family and friends.'' Dr. Douglas Holt director of infectious diseases at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine said the antibiotic therapy could last more than a month. Holt is not treating Tynes. The Bucs have several roster options while he recovers but one seems most likely. The Bucs could place Tynes on the non-football injury list which means he will not be paid count against the salary cap or roster limit. When Tynes has recovered they can activate him or release him.
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