Report: Davin Joseph Battled MRSAOctober 30th, 2013
The dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, told his listeners yesterday that one unnamed Buccaneer an October 6 CBS Sports report referenced was afflicted with MRSA is Davin Joseph.
Duemig was clear that Joseph has been battling the effects of MRSA during the 2013 season. He did not reveal his source.
Duemig has many close ties to the Bucs organization and co-hosted a weekly show with Joseph on the Buccaneers Radio Network during past seasons.
Of course, Bucs fans have seen Joseph’s performance decline this season. Most speculated it was either because Joseph wasn’t right after his August 2012 knee surgery or he simply was declining. Joseph turns 30 in November. But perhaps MRSA has been a factor.
In a post titled “Traveling Without The Leader,” on Aug. 12, Joe was very skeptical about Joseph, a team captain, missing the Bucs’ preseason trip to New England for three practices and a preseason game. Other players rehabilitating injuries, including Carl Nicks, Darrelle Revis and Adrian Clayborn, attended. Top members of the Bucs’ training staff also accompanied the team. The official word from the Bucs was that Joseph stayed in Tampa for “strengthening.”