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Matt Cassel had appendectomy

Updated: December 9, 2010, 6:03 PM ET
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Quarterback Matt Cassel, a key reason the Kansas City Chiefs have emerged as contenders and lead the AFC West late in the season, underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday.

How long the Chiefs might be without Cassel, the AFC offensive player of the month, was uncertain.

They said the procedure was a success and they expected Cassel to "return to work this week." They did not say whether he would be ready to play on Sunday when the Chiefs (8-4) travel to San ...

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