Gabe Carimi Had MonoOctober 1st, 2013
The mysterious illness that afflicted Bucs offensive lineman Gabe Carimi recently was, indeed, an infection, Carimi admitted Tuesday at One Buc Palace.
Hold up! Carimi was quick to point out his infection had nothing to do with One Buc Palace being deloused — twice — recently.
Yes, Carimi said, it was an infection. An infection of Mononucleosis, the second time Carimi has caught the ailment.
“I had a fever, infection — no, it is NOT MRSA!” Carimi quickly laughed. “Don’t put that out there. it is not MRSA. [It was], bacterial something. It took it out on me. It was mixed with mono, too. A little bit of both.”
Carimi said he dropped some 20 pounds while fighting the sickness.
“I have been sleeping 14 hours [daily] the last two weeks,” Carimi said of how hard the mono has kicked him.
While on the rebound, Carimi confessed he isn’t sure when he will be medically cleared to play as the infection affected his spleen.
“That’s why I can’t go back yet,” Carimi said. “We have to take CT scans of my spleen to determine when I can come back. Hopefully sooner than later.”
Carimi said he wasn’t give a time-frame at all by the doctors when he could return to full practice participation on a regular basis.