Cassel undergoes appendectomy

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, Last Updated: 12:05 AM ET

KANSAS CITY - Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel underwent a successful appendectomy Wednesday, the team said.

The Chiefs' brief statement said Cassel is expected to return to work this week as the team prepares for Sunday's crucial AFC West game at San Diego.

The Chiefs lead the division with an 8-4 record thanks in large part to Cassel, who has thrown for 2,503 yards and 23 touchdowns this season, with only four interceptions.


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