The deadly flu virus that has been spreading around the United States has not spared the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of the Super Bowl LII on Sunday.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, cornerback Ronald Darby, and tackle Tim Jernigan reportedly came down with the flu.
Eagles Down Ahead Of Super Bowl
The team's top defensive players -- Darby and Jernigan felt ill enough to miss media events on Thursday and practice sessions on Friday. Running back Kenjon Barner also missed practice sessions last week due to illness.
Darby and Jernigan should have recovered by the time Super Bowl LII starts, though they might not be feeling 100 percent when the team faces off against the New England Patriots at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks also felt under the weather starting last weekend.
"I'm getting over it right now. It's like a cold, dude. I don't know. The whole team has it, though," said Kendricks on Thursday. "I don't think it had anything to do with us being out here. I think it started sometime last week. Something we've got to get through. We'll be fine. It's not that big of a deal."
Coach Doug Pederson was reportedly back to feeling well by Thursday morning. The rest of the team should be feeling back to normal by the big game as they face and tackle the New England Patriots.
The Coldest Super Bowl?
Most players are able to tolerate freezing temperatures, however, Sunday's Super Bowl game in Minneapolis will be down to 3 degrees. With that, this year's annual National Football League game is anticipated to break a record in terms of the coldest Super Bowl in history. Luckily, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will be facing off against each other indoors.
If anything, the Philadelphia Eagles will get to take a breather during Justin Timberlake's halftime performance. Meanwhile, Pink will be singing the national anthem for this highly anticipated sports event.
Stream Super Bowl LII
The Super Bowl LII game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on Feb 4.