Buccaneers G Carl Nicks suffers reoccurence of staph infection

Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

The Buccaneers may be without their best offensive linemen on Sunday against the Eagles. Former Pro Bowl guard Carl Nick has been diagnosed with a reoccurence of the MRSA staph infection that forced him to miss the first two games of this season, according to FOX Sports 1's Mike Garafolo.

Nicks returned to the lineup in Week 3, playing the last two games for the Buccaneers, but recent tests showed traces of MRSA in his toe. The lineman was first diagnosed with MRSA during training camp but recovered during the start of the season. Buccaneers kick Lawrence Tynes also suffered from the same infection and was put on the NFI list, ending his season.

There is no word yet on if he will miss the game or even longer. If Nicks were to miss the game, former Bears first-round bust Gabe Carimi would fill in for him at left guard. This would not be a positive situation for rookie quarterback Mike Glennon...at all.

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