It was only a staph. MRSA is very very dangerous.
Denard Played through Staph Infection
If it was MRSA I doubt they'd allow him to play, especially given how much contatct he'd be making with other players.
MRSA is a staph infection. The "S" in MRSA stands for staphylococcus.
25-30% of the population has staph bacteria in their noses.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type (strain) of staph bacteria that does not respond to some antibiotics that are commonly used to treat staph infections. (from
- If hospitalized, he would have been kept separate from other patients, but as an outpatient we do not quarantine people for MRSA
- MRSA is resistant to the typical antibiotics for staph, but is treated the exact same way, and for the same length of time. We even have oral antibiotics that now work on MRSA.
- That being said, it probably was not MRSA as that is typically a hospital acquired infection, and as far as we know, he was not hospitalized.
Seconded. Nicely put.
My sister actually acquired MRSA from exposure to shared gym equipment, so while it may not be common, it's definitely possible to get infected outside of a hospital environment nowadays.
Glad Denard is feeling better, he's definitely a trooper!
Ha I was gonna say! I had a pretty big cutaneous MRSA infection on my back a while back, and a z-pack and mupirocin later I was fine. Soooo much puss though.
But glad you're feelin better
How'd they get the cats in there?
Thanks for sharing. So much for what I thought.
MRSA infection = staph infection that is harder to treat with antibioitcs.
It is not harder for your body to fight off MSSA (methicillin sensitive staph aureus) versus MRSA (resistant). This is a common misconception. MRSA should be no scarier than MSSA for an average community acquired infection.
It is only harder to treat with antibioitics.
MRSA is quite common in the community, i believe around 1/3 of people are nasal carriers nowadays, but outside of the hospital it primarily only leads to cutaneous infections. It's a problem in the hospital because patients are more susceptible to getting more serious infections,and MRSA can be hard/expensive to treat.
If you live in the presence of other human beings, you likely have MRSA present on your skin. Probably 50% of us are colonized in our noses if swabbed and cultured. MRSA is simply a part of living in society these days. It just means we have to be a little more diligent than in the past when we have skin issues that dont resolve as we expect them. Just dont let your PCP talk you into treating your skin issues with methicillin, you'll be alright. :)
Does explain why his arm was all bandaged up that one week. Originally diagnosed as a boo-boo.
Steph infection. Totally different.
We found out that week that he had an abscess removed. This just clarifies what the abscess was from. I know people forget this because as soon as he had it removed, his DSR jumped, but people were still worried about him regressing to his early season numbers.
That's nothing. I have it on good information that Kirk Coupons played on a sprained vagina.
It was actually a groin laceration...zing!
Sitting on his couch!
I just spit coffee out of my nose on that one, thanks a lot!
of the year.
Just made my day, hats off to you sir
we need posbangs back. A Hall-of-Fame caliber comment that can't get posbanged 1000 like it deserves.
I heard it was a yeast infection.
I laughed so hard at work others looked at me like I was nutz!
If I could up vote you I would!
I think he had some sand in it, too
That comment is chock full of win
Kork Coupons to you.
And that was hilarious.
If you say so. I wouldn't know.
I think we all knew that something was up.
I don't know about early in the season. If I had to guess, I'd bet that it was from the operation he had to remove bone spurs from his elbow mid-season (IIRC Purdue week?).
Glad Denard is better.
The whole team played with a staff infection last year which manifested itself in exceedingly shitty coaching.
if you had left off the last bit.
So he can say that all the players sucked last year but not the coaching?
EDIT: It seems to me that saying the coaching sucked would prove more accurate now with what we know about Gibson, GERG, etc
infection. Read much?
I believe that we watched the staff last year. Let it go.
No, he didn't say they sucked, but he said they played with a staph infection, implying that that was part of the reason they sucked. Not that hard of a logical leap.
EDIT: My point is that I would rather blame the suckage last year on the coaches than the players. That's all. Sorry for nitpicking.
No, he didn't say they sucked, but he said they played with a staph infection
No. You missed the original joke. He didn't say they played with a staPH infection, he said they played with a staFF infection. He was blaming the coaches. The joke was in the spelling, and it was very subtle, which is what made it funny. The response to the original comment pointed out that he didn't need the further explanation about the "shitty coaching."
Wow, I'm a jackass. But thanks for pointing that out.
/crawls back in hole
Denard Robinson had a staph infection for several weeks in 2011, concealed by Brady Hoke until now. And that equals, "RichRod sucked in 2010." I can see that. Everybody can see that. It is such a perfect segue. Why didn't I think of it? Humor is such a tricky thing; such a fine line, between clever and stupid.
You and His Dudeness really need your own blog.
Oh wait, you already have one.
What's the link?
Has he posted on it at all?
Isn't there some sort of Arizona blog you could troll instead?
I had a pimple last week. Hurt like hell.
I didnt know we had any tranfers from Tennessee?
and lay 50 on V Tech, jump-start next year's Heisman campaign. Meanwhile, MSU gets pounded by Georgia--we end up in the top 5 and they are out of all the polls.
D-andy??? I am a little slow and sometimes might be missing something....BTW, I can't get enough of the giant pictures of celebreties being part of the play calling system....moar of that please....makes the game more entertaining.
It's Andy Bernard, who refers to himself as the Nard dog sometimes.
Dandy Andy . . . . Dont get it.
D - 'Nard Dawg!
I remember a few guys on my high school football team getting staff infections, and it didnt limit their play at all. In what ways would this limit Denards abilities?
He was in an a cappella group at Cornell called Here Comes Treble.
saying someone has a staph infection is similar to saying they got into a car accident. it could be a fender bender or their car could be totaled. a staph infection can range from a small pimple that your immune system takes care of before you notice it to an infection that continues to spread through skin, soft tissue and potentially into the blood, requiring hospitalization. it seems clear that his infection was on his forearm or elbow and was significant enough to require treatment. it's also surprising how a small degree of inflammation in the correct spot can be extremely painful, especially an area like his arm that is exposed to a lot of contact and movement. it's all pure speculation, but i could imagine an abcess close to his elbow causing enough discomfort to affect his throwing, especially since it was sizable enough and/or persisted long enough to require treatment.
played with a broken jaw.
See, Steve Everitt played with a broken jaw, but it didn't hurt. Pain doesn't come to Steve Everitt. It hides from him, trembling in the dark.
Seriously... afflictions of the human body don't get anywhere near that much badass.
I don't think this explains his early-season performance. He's probably played through greater pain than that. The hypothesis about Borges changing his delivery could be on the right track.
I don't think we'll ever be sure how much it affected him at any given point. I'm sure it didn't HELP... but did it hurt his performance more than the transition to a new system? Or the feeling-out period with Borges?
The world... may never know.
Well, Kyle Meinke has a new annarbor.com article that indicates the staph infection was serious enough that he had to be hospitalized for one night, so maybe this does explain his early-season performance:
While the world criticized Denard Robinson for his declining accuracy and growing inconsistency, he had a secret.
The Michigan football team's star quarterback was suffering from a staph infection on his right arm -- his throwing arm.
It was serious, too. Serious enough, he landed in the hospital for a night.
He nearly missed a game.
. . .
Robinson said the infection bothered him for two or three weeks, and there was a concern at one point whether he'd even be able to take snaps in practice.
"There were times I couldn't take some, but I was OK," Robinson said. "(Center David) Molk eased the snap into my hands. I mean, he's one of the best centers in the country."
That's a lot worse than I would have imagined. The poor guy has really been through a lot physically.
I laughed so hard I choked.
Also, I heard it from his doctor that he sprained it getting up from his couch.
I remember this earlier in the season though I do forget if it was his throwing arm that was affected? From the comments I've read it sounds like it was. Any confimation?!
Remember he wore that cream colored pad on his arm?
And it definitely a pad...not a sleeve like Hemingway wears.
It was also around the time Devin was playing a lot and Speilman and Urban Meyer were going nuts from the booth.
so it wasn't just a boo boo?
so Chris Spielman can shut up about Devin Gardner playing so much?
so this contributed to Denard struggling to throw the ball mid season?
about the 2-QB sets. Denard is even more of a hero IMHO than he was before.
Robinson was so secretive about the injury that junior safety Jordan Kovacs had no idea about the injury until he was told by the media Friday afternoon. Senior defensive tackle Mike Martin knew about Robinson's infection but not about his hospitalization. It was the first of a multitude of injuries for Robinson this season, including injuries to his hand, wrist and another previously undisclosed abdominal injury. All of this left him fighting through injuries throughout the season. "There was a lot going on, but we had to fight through it," Robinson said. "We just had to keep fighting."
....fact that Denard played through all of these injuries and impediments really speaks to his basic toughness. It also explains why he may not have had the same 'burst' when trying to run the ball at points during the season. Things like the staph infection aren't immediately evident, but I can imagine they take a ton of energy out of the victim.
We already knew Denard Robinson was 17 kinds of awesome. It turns out, he's also totally badass.
Denard Robinson: The most handsome, talented, fastest, most humble and most badass guy you totally wish you were.