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Buccaneers G Carl Nicks undergoes surgery to remove MRSA infection; Schiano: He's doing well

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa, Fla. Before Schiano became Tampa Bay's head coach, Chip Kelly turned down the Buccaneers. Kelly also turned down the Browns and Eagles a year later before changing his mind and leaving Oregon. When the Buccaneers and Eagles meet Sunday, the two coaches will be on opposite sidelines.  (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa, Fla. Before Schiano became Tampa Bay's head coach, Chip Kelly turned down the Buccaneers. Kelly also turned down the Browns and Eagles a year later before changing his mind and leaving Oregon. When the Buccaneers and Eagles meet Sunday, the two coaches will be on opposite sidelines. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)  (The Associated Press)

One of three members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have been diagnosed with MRSA has had surgery to get rid of the staph infection.

Coach Greg Schiano said Wednesday that guard Carl Nicks had surgery Tuesday night and is doing well.

The two-time All-Pro was diagnosed as having MRSA in a blister of the left side of his foot during training camp in August. He was treated with antibiotics and appeared in two regular season games before the Bucs announced last week that Nicks had a recurrence.

Kicker Lawrence Tynes also was found to have MRSA in August and is on the non-football injury list. A third case was discovered last week, but rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks has not been sidelined by the infection.