10+ UW FB Players Show Flu Signs
Next game: Saturday, September 12th vs. Fresno State
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- At least ten Wisconsin football players have flulike symptoms, and coach Bret Bielema kept his players from attending a normal media availability to limit their exposure.
Team officials didn't say whether the players had swine flu or had any confirmed cases, but campus health officials say about 200 students sought medical attention the first week of school. Lab work showed the vast majority have H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.
A team spokesman told The Associated Press the Badgers practiced as normal on Tuesday, but several players were missing after they began showing symptoms on Sunday, the day after Wisconsin beat Northern Illinois 28-20.
The spokesman says the majority of players who are sick are underclassmen who live in dorms on campus.
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