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Mike McCarthy won't travel to Hawaii because of illness

Mike McCarthy won't coach in the Pro Bowl after all.

The Green Bay Packers announced in statement Wednesday that McCarthy is unable to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, because of an illness.

"Head coach Mike McCarthy will not attend this week's Pro Bowl in Hawaii because of a stomach illness," the team's statement said. "Doctors have advised him not to travel at this time.

"Associate head coach/linebackers Winston Moss will handle his head-coaching responsibilities at the Pro Bowl for the remainder of the week."

McCarthy isn't the only member of the Packers to pull out of the Pro Bowl. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers withdrew last week because of an undisclosed injury.

McCarthy and his staff were selected to coach one of the teams in the game after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC divisional playoff round. Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs staff will coach the other squad.

It would have been the fourth time coaching in the Pro Bowl for McCarthy in his 10 seasons as the Packers' head coach.

McCarthy has been busy since the season-ending loss. He fired two members of his coaching staff, running backs coach Sam Gash and tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot. Although McCarthy has not announced the replacements, Fox Sports reported that he will replace Gash with former St. Louis Rams running backs coach Ben Sirmans and Fontenot with former Cleveland Browns tight ends coach Brian Angelichio.

The Pro Bowl will be televised Sunday on ESPN.