Texans rookie tight end Anthony Hill broke the swine flu barrier in the NFL last week, but he’s not the only Texan that’s currently sick.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted Monday night that Texans safety Eugene Wilson, running back Chris Brown and linebacker Xavier Adibi all missed Sunday’s game with illnesses.
On Monday, rookie offensive lineman Antoine Caldwell showed up to the team facility and experienced flu-like symptoms.
Before we get carried away, it’s worth noting the Associated Press notes that Adibi and Brown only had “gastrointestinal problems” according to their team doctor.
Wilson, on the other hand, was reportedly so ill he could barely walk. (Sorta like when Brett Favre threw a crackback block on him.)
No one other than Hill has been diagnosed with swine flu, and Hill should be able to return to practice this week.
I’m not a medical expert, don’t play one on webvideo, and usually tune out when anything swine flu-related comes up, so I’m not really sure why it’s any different or worse than flu flu. Or why I should care.
But the swine flu is certainly getting plenty of attention, and the bug going around the Texans locker room cost them a few players on Sunday.
Luckily, they were playing the Raiders.