The Carolina Panthers are aware of the risks of MRSA, but will not take extra precautions to prevent an outbreak when the team faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Cheap Soccer Jerseys Free Shipping night.
Players are being warned about the risk, but the team is stopping short of the full-cleansing the New England Patriots went through after the team’s co-practices with Tampa Bay, or the Georgia Dome cleaning crews that were sent to the Buccaneers’ locker room after playing the Falcons in week seven.
Team doctor Robert Heyer told the Charlotte Observer about the futility of trying to eliminate MRSA:
Pitta suffered the injury during training camp and was initially expected to miss the entire 2013 season. The Ravens placed him on injured reserve with the designation to return, leaving the door open for a possible late-season reappearance. At the time, Pitta said there was a chance he could play this season, but it was also possible for him to miss the entire year.
“I think there’s a possibility of me coming back,” Pitta said in September, via BaltimoreRavens.com. “There’s also the possibility that I won’t be back until next season. I’m prepared for both decisions. Right now, I’m taking it day-to-day and doing everything they allow me to do. I’m getting stronger every day.”
The 27-year-old has been working out regularly and making steady progress. He stopped using crutches in early October and began catching passes not long after. Placed on injured reserve, Pitta is eligible to return in Week 9, although he likely won’t return until later.
“You cannot prevent it 100 percent. It is everywhere,” Heyer said. “It is concerning because it takes longer to (treat), especially a deep-tissue infection that requires surgery. It’s not going Cheap Rugby Jerseys to be antibiotics for five days and you’ll be back on the field. It usually takes longer than that.”