Davin Joseph says he had staph infection, not MRSA

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive guard Davin Joseph denied a report stating he has MRSA, ackowledging that he did have a staph infection.

“I have never had MRSA, nor do I currently have MRSA,” Joseph told Pewter Report. “I just am ready to focus on football right now. I have had a staph infection in the past but it is nothing I am dealing with today.”

MRSA is a hot topic surrounding the Buccaneers considering that Lawrence Tynes, Carl Nicks and Johnthan Banks have all been stricken with MRSA this year.

Tynes filed a grievance against the Buccaneers and Nicks had surgery.

“It is something that obviously is very important to us,” Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said earlier this month. “The player and health safety of our players is again of the utmost importance. It is something we have worked very strenuously with, our training staff, our equipment staff our policies and procedures we have put in place, going all the way back to even before August, but certainly post August when we had the first case, first two cases. And we have continued to follow those policies and procedures and we are going to continue to find new policies that we are talking about even now to even further strengthen our situation.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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