Bucs guard Carl Nicks underwent foot surgery on Wednesday to clean out a MRSA infection and is out indefinitely. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks underwent foot surgery on Wednesday to clean out a lingering MRSA infection that kept him out of last week's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to a tweet Wednesday afternoon from Bucs beat writer Scott Smith, there is no timetable for Nicks' return. The two-time Pro Bowler initially contracted the infection during training camp in August. Kicker Lawrence Tynes also obtained the MRSA infection and remains out on antibiotics to deal with it. As a result, the NFLPA has filed a grievance against the Bucs for alleged mistreatment of Tynes' situation.
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Tampa Bay plays Sunday at Atlanta. In Nicks' place, the Bucs could either use Patrick Omameh or center Jeremy Zuttah as a replacement. It's unclear whether right guard Davin Joseph will be available for Sunday's game, as he missed Wednesday's practice with a knee injury and is considered day-to-day.