Calvillo has thyroid surgery

Montreal Alouettes quarterback, Anthony Calvillo gets emotional while speaking to the media about...

Montreal Alouettes quarterback, Anthony Calvillo gets emotional while speaking to the media about an upcoming thyroid surgery after the Alouettes won the 98th Grey Cup against the Saskatchewan Roughriders held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Sunday November 28, 2010. (Laura Pedersen/QMI AGENCY)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:37 PM ET

Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo had surgery Thursday in Montreal for a lesion on his thyroid gland.

The Alouettes said the procedure went well and "preliminary results are encouraging."

Final pathology information will be received in a few weeks, a team statement said. Calvillo "is expected to have an uneventful recovery."

In the wake of the Alouettes' 21-18 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Grey Cup game, Calvillo, 38, announced he needed the surgery and said it was weighing on his mind.


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