The most important player on the Denver Broncos is Peyton Manning, but after their quarterback, one of their most irreplaceable players is injured kicker Matt Prater.
Prater will be causing the Broncos coaches some worries ahead of their Super Bowl match-up with the Seattle Seahawks a week on Sunday.
The place kicker missed practice with Denver for the second consecutive day today with an illness according to several reports.
However, Broncos coach John Fox isn't worried too much, and he insists that Prater will be fit for kick-off.
"He'll be fine," Fox said, according to ESPN.com.
With Super Bowl XLVIII ten days away, Prater has ample time to get ready for the big kick-off, and it's essential that he is fit for the Broncos to be successful.
Prater was arguably the best kicker in the NFL this season, and he was voted to the Pro Bowl as a result of his strong play.
In total he made 25 of 26 field goal attempts, which including seven clutch kicks from 50 yards or more.
Those types of kicks are the ones that help a team win Championships, and Manning will be hoping Prater is fit to help him win his second ring.
The Broncos kicker also set an NFL record with a 64-yard kick during the regular season, and he is 5 of 6 in the playoffs.