UGA QB Cox misses practice because of 'flu-like' symptoms, still expected to play

ATHENS – Joe Cox missed Thursday’s practice and was held back from the team’s plane to Oklahoma on Friday due to “flu-like” symptoms, according to the school.

Georgia sports information director Claude Felton said that Cox was feeling better as of Friday afternoon and the quarterback was expected to join the team in Stillwater Friday evening.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt said last week that the team was taking strict precautions to avoid a flu outbreak, particularly in the wake of the numerous cases of the H1N1 flu virus. Numerous players were quarantined during the summer, Richt said, after exhibiting symptoms, and linebacker Marcus Dowtin was kept separated from the rest of the team during the preseason after coming down with a severe case of strep throat.

While Cox is expected to still get the start against Oklahoma State, sophomore Logan Gray could see action as well.