Friday, October 11, 2013

MRSA isn't stopping Eagles trip; Vick, Casey questionable for Bucs

Michael Vick participated fully in a scaled down Eagles Friday practice and is listed questionable for this weekend’s game with the Buccaneers.
 Bump is heart monitor, not MRSA.

Tight end James Casey (groin) also is questionable although he also was a full participant according to the Eagles.

Meanwhile the Bucs have an issue with MRSA, a staph infection resistant to antibiotics. In football players, typically spread through contact with skin that's been cut or scraped according to the Mayo Clinic website.

Three Bucs players have  contracted MRSA including guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes. The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of Tynes, who was placed on the non-football injury list by the Bucs. That usually means a slash in pay. Tynes maintains he contracted MRSA on the football premisis.

The Eagles have spoken to the league about the issue but have been assured they should go ahead and play the game as scheduled.

“We’re proceeding as normal,” football media relations director Derek Boyko said.

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