At least 4 Dolphins have had staph infections

Updated: October 2, 2003, 5:13 PM ET

DAVIE, Fla. -- At least four Miami Dolphins have gotten staph infections, including linebacker Junior Seau and return specialist Charlie Rogers, who were hospitalized because of the ailment.

None of the players is on the injury report, and all are expected to be available for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

A recent increase in such contagious skin infections involving NFL and college teams prompted a warning from the NFL to each club regarding the possibility of infections.

"Our doctors are on top of it," Miami coach Dave Wannstedt said. "We are doing everything proper to take the right precautions."

The team's medical staff declined to comment.

Seau was admitted to a hospital in San Diego for treatment last weekend when the team was off. Seau said he experienced weakness and fatigue, and his right arm swelled and developed four large boils. He received intravenous antibiotics for two days before being released.

Rogers was hospitalized for two days before the Dolphins' game against Buffalo on Sept. 21. Linebacker Corey Jenkins and running back Travis Minor also got infections.

"I haven't had any concern over it," quarterback Jay Fiedler said. "I've seen a couple of guys that have had the infection. Whether it was the same thing on all those guys, I'm not so sure."

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