The wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes disputed coach Greg Schiano's assessment that her husband is responding well to treatment for a serious staph infection.
"I hear my husband is responding "well" to treatment. LOL! He's NOT responding at all yet. This is our #bucslife," Amanda Tynes said in Twitter while posting a photo of her husband with an IV in an arm. She later added, ""Thank you so much for all the well wishes. Lawrence finally has the right people in his corner. Right now he needs to rest and get healthy."
Tynes and Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks both are being treated for MRSA, a bacteria strain that is resistant to antibiotics. The Buccaneers treated their training facility last week to prevent a further outbreak of the infection.
Schiano had said Tuesday, ""They are responding well. Carl I know more about because he's here. Carl's healing up. Timeline, I don't know -- I can't put a definite date on that. But he is healing, and he's recovering. And with Lawrence, he's not in town, but everything that can be done is being done to make sure that everybody recovers."
Tynes, a 10-year veteran who has kicked for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Giants, underwent surgery last week to scrape an infected toe and bone that doctors originally diagnosed as an ingrown toenail. With his return uncertain, the Buccaneers signed kicker Rian Lindell. As a result, Tynes' job could be in jeopardy.
NFL.com reported that Nicks is out for the rest of the preseason and doubtful for the regular-season opener.