UPDATE: Eagles Game Unlikely to be Cancelled

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UPDATE: Birds 24/7’s Tim McManus reports[1] 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.


NFLPA tells @wingoz[2] that, depending on what MRSA containment report says, the NFLPA could advise Bucs-Eagles not to play this weekend.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2013[3]

Translation: Three Tampa Bay Buccaneers have now come down[4] 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[5], and that’s what has the NFL Players Association worried.

  1. Tim McManus reports: https://www.phillymag.com/birds247/2013/10/11/eagles-bucs-unlikely-postponed/
  2. @wingoz: https://twitter.com/wingoz
  3. October 11, 2013: https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/388734028049686528
  4. come down: http://stripehype.com/2013/10/11/around-league-third-bucs-player-mrsa/?utm_source=FanSided&utm_medium=Network&utm_campaign=Trending%20on%20FS
  5. contagious: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-mrsa-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus

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