UConn's Endres, Witten have stomach bug

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Two of UConn's most important players, quarterback Cody Endres and defensive end Lindsey Witten, are suffering from a stomach virus, Randy Edsall said Tuesday.

The illness kept both players from meeting with the media today but is not expected to prevent them from playing this Saturday at Baylor. It's the same bug that affected a couple of other UConn players last week, and the team is trying to stop it from spreading.

"You've just got to make sure to wash your hands a lot," defensive back Robert McClain said.

Endres should get the starting nod because of Zach Frazer's knee injury. But true freshman Mike Box is now practicing with the first team with Endres sick, and Edsall likes the youngster enough that he might play him Saturday.

Linebacker Scott Lutrus, who did not play in Saturday's loss to North Carolina after suffering a stinger in the opener, will practice this week. But his status remains questionable.