Flu outbreak strikes Texas A&M; QB Weigman out

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Texas A&M is trying to manage a flu outbreak that has sidelined quarterback Conner Weigman for the team's game against Florida.

Texas A&M battling flu outbreak; QB Conner Weigman out play Fisher says Aggies must play disciplined to contain UF (1:12) Jimbo Fisher says Texas A&M must "keep scratching and keep clawing" to improve this season and explains a game plan to slow Gators QB Anthony Richardson. (1:12) 9:37 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN A flu outbreak on the Texas A&M campus and within the Aggies ' team is expected to significantly impact Texas A&M's roster for Saturday's home game with Florida . A number of players missed practice this week for Texas A&M, as the university and football program have attempted to manage the flu. One of the Aggies players impacted is freshman quarterback Conner Weigman , who is out for the game. Haynes King got the start in his place. The Aggies are missing several other starters on both offense and defense. Texas A&M officials are expected to determine Saturday morning who is healthy enough to play. It's yet another setback in a difficult season for the Aggies, who are 3-5 and scrambling to make a bowl game. Editor's Picks Texas A&M's season has been in a spiral since losing to Appalachian State on Sept. 10. The Aggies began the season ranked No. 6 in the country and appeared to have momentum after bringing in the country's top recruiting class. Instead, they've suffered consistent setbacks and are bracing for significant changes this offseason. A&M has lost to South Carolina , Ole Miss and got blown out at Mississippi State . The Aggies also lost to Alabama after a final play failed at the goal line. Texas A&M enters the game ranked No. 104 nationally in scoring offense and with the country's No. 102 rushing offense.