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Dalton was taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms

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It was known that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton missed practice Wednesday with the flu.  It wasn’t known that Dalton actually ended up at the hospital for treatment.

Coach Marvin Lewis said Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Dalton received treatment for “flu-like symptoms” (at least it wasn’t “concussion-like symptoms”), via Adam Schefter of ESPN.  Taking a page from the TMI file, Lewis also said Dalton spent Tuesday night by the “sink and toilet.”  (I’m not sure what Dalton’s “flu-like symptoms” were causing him to do in the sink, but it probably would be wise to get a new sink.)

Though Lewis expects Dalton to be able to practice on Thursday, anyone who has endured that which Dalton endured on Tuesday night realizes that it takes a day or two to get back to normal.  With Dalton’s first career playoff game only two days away, it’s possible he may not be back at 100 percent.

Then there’s the possibility that other guys on the team will soon be spending time by the “sink and toilet.”  Eventually, there’s a chance that a guy in a ridiculous outfit will be explaining to Herman Munster that “the whole store got the flu.”

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9 Responses to “Dalton was taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms”
  1. chadmurdigan says: Jan 5, 2012 9:52 AM

    Geez, the sink answer is easy: He was washing his hands after using the toilet! That’s what quarterbacks do.

  2. mjbulls45 says: Jan 5, 2012 10:00 AM

    the RAIDERS let bruce gradkowski go,

    the bengals drafted dalton

    the bengals signed Bruce to be a back-up

    the Raiders traded for Carson Palmer

    and now Bruce has a chance to start the playoff game


  3. explosionsauce says: Jan 5, 2012 10:11 AM

    Michael Jordan played through the flu, just saying

  4. dungydouche says: Jan 5, 2012 10:20 AM

    Yet they are still practicing outside all week in 20 degree weather.

    Dear America, this is why Mike Brown had to give away half priced tickets to sell out Sunday’s game. We are not bad fans. We are fed up with Mike Brown. He has the option to rent the indoor practice facility two miles away at the University of Cincinnati but refuses to do it.

  5. homelanddefense says: Jan 5, 2012 10:21 AM

    if you are throwing up and have the runs, its good to sit on the toilet and near the sink

  6. 4t9er says: Jan 5, 2012 10:23 AM

    Get well young man.

  7. southpaw2k says: Jan 5, 2012 11:09 AM

    I bet the Steelers are thinking something along the lines of, “Hey, we own the rights to any ‘[insert condition]-like symptoms!” right now.

  8. CKL says: Jan 5, 2012 11:22 AM

    Kudos for the “My Cousin Vinny” reference. One of the best movies EVER!

  9. stevenfbrackett says: Jan 5, 2012 10:13 PM

    Several reasons to be near the sink. The most likely reasons I can think of – is the need to rinse the vomit taste from your mouth or to fill the sink with steaming water and lean over it with a towel draped over your head, allowing the steam to break up all the mucous.

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