The recurrence of MRSA in the foot of one Carl Nicks has Ron and Ian thinking, just how bad is this going to get?
Can it be anywhere close to what happened over FIVE years in Cleveland with the Browns. Shudder.
Here's an excerpt from a story WDAE's Rick Stroud wrote on what happened in Cleveland. For that full story click THIS link. It's a tad concerning.
In 2006, (LaCharles) Bentley signed with his hometown Browns for what was at the time the largest contract for a center, six years and $36 million, including $12.5 million guaranteed. "I can die happy now," Bentley said of his thoughts at the time.
On the first day of training camp, Bentley was run blocking when a mass of players hit him and he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee. Bentley contracted MRSA at the Browns training facility while recovering from surgery.
"Eating it up every single day. Eroding the tissue," Bentley said of the infection. "I almost died. For 72 days I stayed in the hospital. … Throughout my entire body, the infection was rolling free."
He had four surgeries, and doctors told him he would never play football again. At one point, they told him they might have to amputate his left leg. Bentley said he had suicidal thoughts but never attempted to end his life. "I would rather, at that time, have chosen to have died than lost my leg," he said.
Bentley spent two years ridding himself of the infection and rebuilding his body for the rigors of the NFL, returning to practice in 2008.
"The same doctor who told me 'You will never play football again' cleared me to play football," Bentley said. "I went to practice the next day, took a couple reps, scanned the landscape, and I realized that I had lost the passion. And I retired the next day.