Arizona

Feb 9, 2014 12:43 PM by Associated Press

Skin infection postpones school wrestling matches

PHOENIX (AP) - School wrestling teams across Arizona aren't hitting the mat this weekend after reports that several athletes have come down with a skin infection.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association postponed all its sectional wrestling tournaments, which were to take place Saturday, as a precautionary measure.

AIA officials say when the competition does resume, anyone with a suspicious skin lesion will be prohibited from participating.

They have also called for mats to be disinfected between matches.

According to AIA, none of the infected wrestlers appear to have MRSA, a highly-contagious bacteria.

They say any athletes who discover any kind of skin lesion should see a doctor.

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