Broncos K Prater sent home sick again

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm •  Published: January 25, 2014
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Matt Prater missed practice all week with the flu and the Denver Broncos kept him away from the rest of the team so he didn't get everyone else sick.

"We sent him home," coach John Fox said after Saturday's practice in 54-degree weather and sunshine. "He's going to be fine for the game. Hopefully he'll feel much better tomorrow morning as we prepare to fly to New Jersey."

Fox said he didn't think Prater would be infectious by Sunday's flight.

"Guys do get sick, just like any household in America," Fox said. "We feel confident he'll be fine shortly."

Prater, who was chosen for the Pro Bowl this season, missed all three of the team's practices this week as the Broncos prepare for the Super Bowl against Seattle on Feb. 2 at MefLife Stadium.

Prater was a big part of Denver's record-setting 606-point regular season, converting 25 of 26 field goals and all 75 PATs in the regular season. In the playoffs, he's 5-for-5 on field goals and PATs.

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