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Bucs' Simms has spleen removed after loss to Carolina

Updated: September 25, 2006, 5:12 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms had his spleen removed in an emergency procedure at a Tampa, Fla., hospital after rupturing it in Sunday's 26-24 loss to Carolina.

Former NFL quarterback Phil Simms confirmed to ESPN's Chris Mortensen that his son's condition was stabilized after surgery, during which he received a blood transfusion. Chris Simms is expected to remain in the hospital for several days.

"Chris is doing well and we anticipate a full recovery," team physician Dr. Joe Diaco ...

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