Buccaneers' Carl Nicks has surgery to remove MRSA

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Tampa Bay's Carl Nicks needed surgery to rid himself of the staph that spread in the team facility.

Tampa Bay's Carl Nicks needed surgery to rid himself of the staph that spread in the team facility.

In all, Nicks has played in just nine of 21 games since joining the Bucs, who are off to an 0-5 start this season.