Redskins player, Brandon Noble, battles MRSA

Brandon Noble
From the Washington Post (must register and login):
A Frightening Off-Field Foe

Brandon Noble needs crutches to walk, and he has been relegated to spending much of his time at home on his sofa. When he’s lying in bed at night and needs to move his left leg to get comfortable, he must lift it with his arms or nudge it with his right leg. He struggles to play with his children.

But while Noble might have the typical limitations of a broken-down football player, the career of the Washington Redskins’ defensive tackle isn’t threatened by damaged ligaments or cracked bones. At 31, Noble has been sidelined by a staph infection, suffered after being injured, that in some cases is potentially fatal.

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2 Responses to Redskins player, Brandon Noble, battles MRSA

  1. Jon says:

    I know how you feel. Found about about CA-MRSA the hard way a few months ago when it took part of my foot. I am doing my best to tell as many people as I can about the seriousness of this increasingly common and potentially fatal bug. Good Luck – Stay Strong!

  2. Gary says:

    MY SON IS A FRESHMAN AT UNIV OF MD SWIMMER. HE DEVEOPED MRSA AND WAS HOSPITLALIZED FOR 5 DAYS. NOW HAS HYPERTENSION ANYONE KNOW ABOUT ANY CONNECTIONS?

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