Bears Get Flu Shots, Tim Couch While Children, Elderly Can't
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Oct 22, 2004 2:26PM
"I certainly wouldn't anticipate them meeting the Centers for Disease Control's high-risk category unless they interpret that they're under risk because of an extreme travel schedule," he said. "But they have their own plane. Everyone should be stepping up... and giving it to those who need it. I'd like to know why an athlete in top shape is being given a flu shot."Chicagoist is willing to bet that the health department would have "overlooked" this had the Bears been 4-1 at the moment. But instead they're playing like they're very young, sick or elderly.
There's no word on whether Tim Couch will be offered a flu shot as part of his physical exam today. The Bears are bringing in the first player drafted in the 1999 NFL draft. Couch was cut by the Cleveland Browns last winter and by the Green Bay Packers during training camp. But the 27 year old QB claims to be fully healed from shoulder tendonitis. Could be possibly be any worse that what the Bears currently have on their roster?