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Tynes 'not responding' well, according to wife Amanda

Lawrence Tynes, with a PICC line in his arm, taking antibiotics.

Amanda Tynes (via Twitter)

Lawrence Tynes, with a PICC line in his arm, taking antibiotics.



Perhaps put off by Bucs coach Greg Schiano's comments that Lawrence Tynes (and guard Carl Nicks) are 'responding well,'' to treatment from MRSA, the wife of the 35-year-old place-kicker took to Twitter and provided commentary and photographic evidence to the contrary.

Amanda described what they're going through as a 'horrible time,' and said anyone who thinks otherwise is mistaken.

"I hear my husband is responding 'well,' to treatment. LOL! He's NOT responding at all yet. This is our #bucslife.'

She then tweeted a photo of Tynes seated on a couch with a PICC line in his arm taking antibiotics.

"Lawrence finally has the right people in his corner,' Amanda later tweeted.

Tynes returned to his home in Kansas City to receive additional treatment for MRSA, an aggressive staph infection that is resistant to most antibiotics.

Tynes and Nicks likely contracted the infection at One Buc Place, the Bucs' training facility, general manager Mark Dominik acknowledged late last week.

Infections essentially ended the careers of former Browns LeCharles Bentley and Joe Jurevicius, and several players sued the Browns, including Bentley and Jurevicius.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:02pm]


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