Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws during organized team activities practice, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

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Report: Joe Burrow having appendix removed

Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow is having surgery to remove his appendix, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

It’s unclear how much time Burrow will miss. The Bengals open training camp on Wednesday.

The 2021 NFL Comeback Player of the Year completed a league-best 70.4 percent of his passes for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season.

Burrow, 25, led the Bengals to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the Los Angeles Rams.

–Field Level Media

Dec 21, 2019; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; Central Michigan Chippewas head coach Jim McElwain reacts in the fourth quarter against the San Diego State Aztecs during the New Mexico Bowl at Dreamstyle Stadium. San Diego State defeated Central Michigan 48-11.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain (appendectomy) may miss opener

Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain is likely to miss Saturday’s game at Missouri after undergoing emergency appendectomy surgery on Wednesday.

Assistant head coach Tom Skipper is leading preparations for Central Michigan’s season opener.

There is no timetable for McElwain’s return, though Skipper would love to see the 59-year-old make a swift recovery.

“We are hoping, praying it’s one of those 24-hour deals and then he gets back with us, we get on the plane and we go play the game,” Skipper told reporters. “But Coach Mac has prepared us for situations like this. I’ve been with him a long time, and he’s always talking about ‘setbacks are temporary.’ So we’re moving forward as a team.”

Skipper also coaches the team’s linebackers.

McElwain is in his third season with the Chippewas. He went 3-3 in the shortened 2020 season and is 11-9 at the school.

McElwain is best known for his 2 1/2-season stint as coach of Florida, when he went 22-12 and was forced out at midseason in 2017. He also coached Colorado State from 2012-14.

McElwain has a 55-37 career mark in nine seasons.

–Field Level Media

Sep 17, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper (81) runs with the ball during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns TE Hooper to undergo appendectomy

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper has appendicitis and was set to undergo an appendectomy on Friday, coach Kevin Stefanski said.

Hooper, in his first season with the Browns, will miss Sunday’s game at the Cincinnati Bengals.

He has started all six games for the Browns (4-2), catching 22 passes for 205 yards and a score.

The Browns signed Hooper to a four-year, $42 million contract in March.

The Atlanta Falcons drafted the Stanford product in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In 65 career games (34 starts), he has made 236 receptions for 2,449 yards and 17 touchdowns.

The Browns are scheduled to host the Las Vegas Raiders on Nov. 1.

–Field Level Media