08 Dec 2010
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday, forcing him to miss practice.
Kansas City is listing him as questionable for this weekend, but have said that they "expect him to return to work this week." I doubt he'll end up playing; in our injury database, there's no player to have undergone an appendectomy and returned within a week. There were guys who didn't miss time, like Hines Ward in 2002, but that's because their surgery occurred before the season and gave them two weeks to heal before the season began.
35 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2010, 5:31pm by chemical burn
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?