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Wells has pneumonia

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  1. Heatherthepackgirl

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    By TOM SILVERSTEIN
    tsilverstein@journalsentinel.com
    Posted: Oct. 30, 2007

    Scott Wells was pushing the coaches to play Monday night, but when tests showed the veteran center had pneumonia, the Green Bay Packers center was immediately ruled out.

    Wells missed the final two days of practice last week with what coach Mike McCarthy said was a sinus infection, but he was expected to play. He made the trip with the team to Denver on Sunday, but after not showing any improvement he underwent X-rays, which showed he had pneumonia.

    The illness is not related to the broken orbital bone Wells suffered. The fracture was near his nose, but the injury and the pneumonia were two separate ailments. It's unclear how Wells contracted pneumonia, but now that the Packers have a handle on things they will be able to treat him.

    McCarthy said it was too early to tell whether Wells will be ready to play Sunday against Kansas City. He has missed two straight games, one because of the fracture and the other because of the pneumonia.

    "He's struggling to get over the illness, and he doesn't have a lot of strength," McCarthy said. "I always play the high end of those as far as caution. We'll see how his week goes."

    Despite his illness, Wells was expecting to play when he flew with the team to Denver, but he wound up watching the game on television in an area set up for him in the locker room. He returned with the team to Green Bay early Tuesday and will continue to receive treatment the rest of the week.
     
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