LOS ANGELES —
In 2003, the USC football team dealt with a rash of staph infections, and last year, quarterback Cody Kessler reportedly had surgery to reportedly remove one in his toe.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul Pierce had one when they were both in Boston during the 2006-07 season, but he only missed one week.
The Dodgers have dealt with several staph infections as well. Former Dodger Casey Blake had one in 2011, as did former Dodger Xavier Paul. Yasiel Puig had a mild case in the offseason in 2012.