Frank Clark visits specialist for stomach illness

After a great “flu-game” Frank Clark has not started to feel any better, still suffering from the stomach virus that has plagued him for almost a week now.

Last week, Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark missed every team practice during the week with what the injury report just deemed “Illness” as the team prepared to visit the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon in Week 14.

Despite that, Clark traveled with the team to Foxborough and had an absolute game. He finished the contest with 1 sack, 4 tackles, plenty of hurries, and was still on the field for 46% of the snaps.

That is no Michael Jordan “Flu Game” but it is still impressive for a player who told reporters after the game he had visited the hospital during the week after losing 12 pounds.

Fans, players, and coaches alike were all optimistic that Clark would be able to bounce back and get 100% over Monday and Tuesday and return to the team facilities on Wednesday. That was not the case however.

Clark missed practice on Wednesday, and team reporter Matt Derrick said that he was on his was to see a specialist on his stomach.

With games coming up against the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, and Los Angeles Chargers, the Chiefs have an easier schedule having passed the Patriots test. That said, there’s no ability to let up given that they’re within reach of a first-round bye. Having Clark as part of a defense that’s finally coming together will be important in the stretch run, so it will be important for Clark to figure out what’s happening soon and seek treatment as soon as possible.

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