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Wife: Bucs’ Tynes not responding to MRSA treatment

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers place kicker Lawrence Tynes has kept a low profile since it was learned he contracted a MRSA infection on his kicking foot two weeks ago.

His wife spoke up Wednesday.

Amanda Tynes responded on her Twitter account to reports that her husband was responding well to antibiotic treatment for the infection:

“I hear my husband is responding ‘well’ to treatment. LOL! He’s NOT responding at all yet. This is our #bucslife’’

The post included a link to picture of Tynes’ apparently hooked up to an intravenous apparatus.

The Bucs confirmed this week Tynes had a PICC line put in to ease the flow of medication into his body.

Tynes and Bucs left guard Carl Nicks contracted MRSA infections. Asked on Tuesday about their progress, head coach Greg Schiano said, “They are responding well,” while adding that he knew more about Nicks because Nicks remains in Tampa.

The Bucs declined to comment regarding Amanda Tynes’ Twitter message.

Twice in the past two weeks, including this past weekend, the team had its practice facility cleansed to combat the problem. The team has said it thinks the problem is under control.

“It’s an unfortunate set of circumstances, but I think organizationally, we’ve handled it very well,’’ Schiano said. “We’re moving forward and hopefully that’s all behind us.

“I think we’ve done everything we can to make it that way and just hope and pray that that’s it because we need to get ready for this opener coming up.’’

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