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Tynes not responding to treatment for MRSA, wife says

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(Photo courtesy: @AmandaTynes9) (Photo courtesy: @AmandaTynes9)
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When asked Tuesday about Lawrence Tynes and Carl Nicks' MRSA infections, Bucs Coach Greg Schiano told reporters they're "responding well."

"Lawrence, he's not in town but everything that's being done is being done to make sure everyone recovers," he said.

Tynes' wife Amanda apparently disagrees. That same day, she hopped on Twitter, and delivered this message:

"I hear my husband is responding ‘well' to treatment. LOL! He's NOT responding at all yet. This is our #Bucslife."

Amanda Tynes' tweet

In another tweet, she notes "this is a horrible time."

MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a difficult-to-treat staph infection often showing up as boils or blisters.

"Mono times 10," said Jerry Petuck.

Petuck is the assistant program director at 98.7 The Fan. He contracted MRSA in 2007 after surgery.

"It completely knocks you off your feet," he said. "Him sitting there with the PICC line, that was me six years ago, it brought back a lot of memories that were not not good. He's in for a long haul."

Tynes later tweeted "Lawrence finally has the right people in his corner." He got a second opinion on his condition in New York, where he used to play, ESPN.com reported.

Doctors say MRSA can be difficult to cure.

"There have been cases that can progress if it gets in certain parts of the tissue," said Dr. Jose Montero.

"People need to take this real seriously, because you think it's an infection, it's going to go away. It is not that simple," Petuck said.

MRSA has essentially ended some NFL careers and led to lawsuits. Perhaps in an effort to protect themselves, the Bucs aren't commenting.

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