Swine flu causes Rams to cancel practice
The St. Louis Rams canceled their practice Thursday because of confirmed cases of swine flu, the team announced.
Rams Coach Steve Spagnuolo declined to tell reporters how many confirmed swine flu cases there were among players on the team but said that five or six players had flu-like symptoms, according to the Associated Press.
"It's really more of a precaution than anything," Spagnuolo said, according to the AP. "We're checking everybody. We're just being careful."
Spagnuolo said he expects the Rams to practice Friday, the AP reported.
The Rams are scheduled to play the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The NFL has enacted a rule enabling any team with a large number of confirmed cases of swine flu to promote players from its practice squad so that it will not be shorthanded for a game. It's unclear if the Rams will need to take advantage of that provision.
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