Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 10/11/13

After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers revealed that there has been another player to be infected with MRSA, the NFLPA has released a statement in regards to working closely with the Bucs.  We advised the NFL and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that an outside expert should be brought in to assess the situation and we are pleased with their decision to take that recommendation. We have also been in regular contact with the player representatives from Tampa Bay. We will reach out to the Philadelphia Eagles player representatives today and provide them with our best medical guidance and regular updates from the outside experts. The latest reports have rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks as the one to contract a strain of the infection. Earlier today the Buccaneers held a joint press conference with an expert from DICON which is a network of experts that specializes in controlling infections like MRSA. DICON’s Co-Director Dr. Deverick J. Anderson stated the Bucs had done everything to cleanse the facility. He, the Buccaneers, and both the league and player’s association will all be working together to better prevent any further outbreaks.

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