At least 10 players on the University of Wisconsin football team have come down with flu-like symptoms, head athletic trainer Denny Helwig said Tuesday evening. Other reports put the number much higher, possibly in the dozens.

Helwig said it hasn’t been confirmed whether any of the players has become infected with the H1N1 virus (known as swine flu), which has swept through the UW campus in recent days and also affected student-athlete populations in large numbers at Mississippi and Washington State.

All UW players and assistant coaches were made off-limits to reporters during Tuesday’s scheduled media access session.

 

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