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Texans monitoring illnesses to Wlison, others


Safety Eugene Wilson missed Sunday's game against the Raiders with an illness.

Because of an illness, free safety Eugene Wilson was a surprise scratch from the Texans' Week 4 game against Oakland. After the game, head coach Gary Kubiak said that linebacker Xavier Adibi and running back Chris Brown also were feeling ill.

Because rookie tight end Anthony Hill was hospitalized with swine flu last week, Kubiak was asked if he is worried about a potential swine flu outbreak among his players.

"I don't want to speculate on any of that," Kubiak said. "But bottom line, we had some guys dealing with some issues, and of course you know about Anthony.

"It was kind of scary this morning, to be honest with you. It seems like they're just popping up; three guys popped up this morning, and it did get a little scary going into the game. But we found a way to work through it."

{QUOTE}Adibi and Brown were both active for the game. Adibi played on special teams, while Brown did not play. Wilson, the Texans' starting free safety, missed his second game of the season. He was out in Week 1 with a knee injury.

"We have some guys sick," Kubiak said. "Eugene was sick last night. (That) continued to this morning, and there's no way he could have played. We're monitoring the situation. He's not the only one. There are a few guys that were actually able to be available in the game – Adibi and Chris Brown were actually sick this morning, too.

"It's just something that has hit us in the past four days, and we have to work through it. Eugene, there's no way we could have asked him to try to work through his situation this morning. It's just not good."

Wilson led the Texans' secondary with 63 tackles last season. He also had two interceptions, and he picked off Kerry Collins this season in the Texans' 34-31 Week 2 victory at Tennessee.

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