Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Appleton doesn’t make trip to Lubbock because of sickness


— Kansas University junior guard Tyrone Appleton came down with flu-like symptoms on Tuesday and did not make the trip to Lubbock for Wednesday's game against Texas Tech.

KU coach Bill Self said Appleton became ill after boarding the team bus, thus he remained in Lawrence.


Martin Rosenblum 10 years, 10 months ago

Such flowery wording Gary, for a sports writer -......thus he remained in Lawrence. I smell a Pulitzer prize!

Marcia Parsons 10 years, 10 months ago

Hope he gets well soon. I also hope the rest of the team doesn't come down with it just in time for the Texas game.

Cody Stumma 10 years, 10 months ago

Sickness is spreading rapidly throughout the campus it seems...

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Great! These things can have a ten day to two week incubation period. If he is the first to get it on the team, we are looking a very sick bunch of players for most of the Madness.

RockChalkJayBlog 10 years, 10 months ago

I believe Cole and Sherron have already had the flu

100 10 years, 10 months ago

The KU team gets flu shots in early November. More than likely he's the last on the team to get it (that would be 25% of the team, with Sherron & Cole, 3/12). That's about the national average of people who get the flu after getting the flu shot, 25%.

And it's really late in the flu season to boot. We should be fine.

Get better soon, Tyrone.

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago


Hope you are right on this, but you assume it is flu. There are many other bugs around that are not flu, but still very debilitating for 3-4 days--about the length of a weekend round of the tourney if it hits a player. We've had a bunch of non-flu bugs in our region sweep through that caused no fever--a signature of the flu--but which precipitated a lot of down time.

TopekaWestHawkFan 10 years, 10 months ago

I saw this on his facebook yesterday. Get well soon Tyrone!

InfiniteJ 10 years, 10 months ago

Oh man, now what are we gonna do?! The Hawks were so close to that 5th Big 12 Championship.

I guess there is always next year........

DSommersby 10 years, 10 months ago

Get well soon Tyrone. Get your rest and feel better.

poo86 10 years, 10 months ago

Get Well Soon Appleton, You're One Of the Best Guards On Kansas To Me, Make The Best Decisions./..

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