Broncos kicker Matt Prater needed the week between the conference championship games and Super Bowl, but not to recover from anything football-related.
Prater’s finally able to practice again today, after sitting out last week to recover from a virus.
“Hopefully, in another day or two, I’ll be back to normal,” Prater said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “I got some kind of flu or something. It started to come on Tuesday night.
“When I woke up Wednesday morning, I felt like I got run over by a truck.”
Prater’s been exceptional this season for the Broncos, missing just a pair of field goals (30-of-32) and recording touchbacks on 75 percent of his kicks. Altitude helps with some of that, but when he’s well, he’s as good as they come.