Injury roundup: Markus Wheaton has appendectomy

30 Jul

Chicago Bears receiver Markus Wheaton missed practice Sunday after undergoing an appendectomy.

Coach John Fox told reporters Wheaton remained in the hospital after undergoing the procedure at 5 a.m. The wideout’s appendix did not rupture, per Fox. The coach did not expound on how long Wheaton would be sidelined.

The speedy Wheaton signed a two-year, $11 million contract with Chicago this offseason. He was expected to enter the season as a deep threat alongside Cameron Meredith and Kevin White in the Bears‘ receiving corps.

Here are some other injuries we’re tracking on Sunday:

1. The Chargers announced that rookie wide receiver Mike Williams is not expected to practice during training camp after being placed on the active/physically unable to perform list. Williams met team doctors on Saturday.

2. Redskins running back Keith Marshall reportedly tore his right patella tendon in practice Saturday and will miss the 2017 season, according to ESPN’s John Keim. Marshall was sidelined for the 2016 season due to an elbow injury.

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