Cassel Loses Appendix

From the Truman Sports Complex

Turns out that the illness that kept QB Matt Cassel out of Wednesday’s practice was something a bit bigger. The Chiefs announced late Wednesday afternoon that their starting quarterback underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday.

Here’s the Chiefs statement:

“The Kansas City Chiefs announced that QB Matt Cassel underwent an appendectomy Wednesday. The procedure was successful and the Chiefs said they expect Cassel to return to work this week.”

Returning to work and playing on Sunday are to very different things, but it would seem to be a long shot that he would play on Sunday in San Diego.

16 Responses to “Cassel Loses Appendix”

  • December 8, 2010  - dan in joplin says:

    I’ve never had my appendix out, how big of a deal is it? Is it a day surgery?? What is normal recovery, etc? How big of a deal is this?

  • December 8, 2010  - Roger says:

    I had mine removed when I was 32 and in the shape of my life. They took it out 1:00 AM Saturday. I went back to work Monday morning busting oilfield pumps. Doc didn’t tell me not to do anything so I did what I thot I had to. Still not the same as football tho.

  • December 8, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    I gone know, but we better get ready for “Brodie Foil”. Hope Cassel comes back quick and everything okay. We defenately will have a hard time beating the Chargers now. But, there are alot worse qb’s we could have for a back up too…

  • December 8, 2010  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I’m not a doctor but an appendectomy involves cutting through the abdominal wall and that takes time to heal. I’m guessing that he’s out for a while and hope Brokey is ready to step up because he’s probably going to have to. This could seriously affect our prospects in the near term moving forward.

  • December 8, 2010  - Niblick says:

    I heard a surgeon on 810 discussing this type of appendectomy. He said if there were no complications he could be back in two weeks but that sometimes it is four weeks. I certainly hope he can be back for the Titans, and best case scenario against the Rams.

  • December 8, 2010  - dan in joplin says:

    Crap, I was afraid of that. Well, I guess if you want to be a championship team you need a good #2 QB. We’ll see how good ours is.

  • December 8, 2010  - johnfromfairfax says:

    ESPN is reporting it was laparoscopic surgery which wouldn’t be as invasive but they still have to go through the abdomen and that takes time to heal. They said they thought there was a 50% chance he could play this week but I’m guessing that’s very optimistic. I’ll take the doctor’s opinion and timetable. Tough break when things are going so well.

  • December 8, 2010  - el cid says:

    I was wrong but tell me, Roger, when you got back to work busting oil pumps, how many of them were 300+ lbs, running at you, trying to crush you. Hmmmm?

    For a long time many wanted Brodie, well he has his chance sunday and, if not killed, a good possibility for the rest of the year. And if we make the playoffs, will we have a controversy between which QB to go into the playoffs with? Remember Rich Gannon?

    Bad timing, inconvenient injury, indefinite recovery period, and the team on the cusp of making a playoff run. It really sucks. Guess we will see just how good the Chiefs coaching is this year.

  • December 8, 2010  - Roger says:

    Maybe you otta read my last line el sid….since you missed it I said “Still not the same as football tho”

  • December 8, 2010  - Gerardo says:

    This morning placed my bet for the chiefs to be division champs next thing i know cassel out vs the second team in line

  • December 8, 2010  - William says:

    I’m a doc, and for a laparascopic appy, I agree with two weeks. He will miss Sunday. One thing that is good is that we know there will never be a championship game jeopardized by a Matt Cassel appendix. We can cross that one off the list.

  • December 8, 2010  - Michael says:

    There’s something about this team, this year. I just don’t feel like the sky is falling. Not optimal, bad timing, wish Cassel didn’t get sick, but what can you do. The team has to come together even more and support Croyle. Let’s hope.

  • December 8, 2010  - Fan Since 93 says:

    Championship teams find ways of winning without key starters. We’ll see how good our Chiefs are next Sunday and how well other players step up.

    I think Brodie will surprise a lot of fans with how well he will play. It doesn’t hurt that he will have optimal weather conditions for his first start in over a year.

  • December 8, 2010  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Thanks for the clarity and good point doc. Now, what kind of shape is his spleen in? Brodie is getting his chance to step up. That’s how it works and I’d love to hear people in January weighing in on who should start in the playoffs based on a great close to the season that engenders the discussion.

  • December 8, 2010  - Rick says:

    Pfffftttt……….. Brokie will be lucky to make it to half time, let alone post season.

  • December 8, 2010  - Kiowa says:


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