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MRSA and staph infections are not something you fool around with.

Not only does Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks have a staph infection in his toe, kicker Lawrence Tynes does as well. 

Tynes initially had an ingrown toenail and the infection entered through there. The Bucs' facility, One Buc Place, has been sanitized several times since the outbreak, with no new infections beyond Nicks and Tynes. Tynes went to New York for a second opinion, since he worked for the New York Giants for years and is familiar with the doctors in that area. While there he had a PICC line inserted to help with his treatment. 

The Bucs are obviously looking for this story to fade away, as they reported earlier in the week that both Nicks and Tynes were "responding well" to treatment. 

Amanda Tynes, Lawrence Tynes' wife, has a different spin on the story. 

She tweeted a picture of her clearly unhappy husband at their home in Kansas City as he sits hooked up to a PICC line. She wrote, "I hear my husband is responding "well" to treatment.  LOL! He's NOT responding at all yet. This is our #bucslife."

Amanda is clearly displeased with the "everything is OK" line the Bucs are trying to promote, and her "This is our #bucslife" comment is steeped with sarcasm. And the two of them have a right to be displeased: the Bucs signed kicked Rian Lindell the same day Tynes was having surgery. Ouch. Poor taste on the Bucs part. 

Amanda followed up that tweet with this: "Thank you so much for all the well wishes. Lawrence finally has the right people in his corner. Right now he needs to rest and get healthy."

More reading between the lines?

Tynes is best known for the overtime kicks in two NFC title games that propelled the Giants to Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. The Giants signed veteran kicker Josh Brown to a one year contract in March, ending Tynes's six years with the team. 

Reference: Yahoo and New York Daily News

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