UPDATE: Eagles Game Unlikely to be Cancelled

NFLPA is concerned about Tampa players with the MRSA infection.

UPDATE: Birds 24/7’s Tim McManus reports that despite a third member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers contracting MRSA:

There are no immediate plans to cancel Sunday’s game in Tampa.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Birds 24/7:  ”We are not planning anything that will affect the game.


Translation: Three Tampa Bay Buccaneers have now come down with a bacterial infection called Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. It’s a type of staph infection resistant to many antibiotics. Anyways, it’s contagious, and that’s what has the NFL Players Association worried.

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