Matt Cassel could conceivably play against the Chargers. Matthew Lublin, a general surgeon at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., said perhaps 90 percent of appendectomies are performed through laparoscopic surgery.
If Cassel had that type of surgery, it wouldn’t be out of the question he could play against the Chargers, Lublin said.
“If he feels up to it, I certainly don’t see any reason he couldn’t play,” Lublin said. “In any surgery, you’re really recovering from the scar. It’s a small scar he’ll have since I assume it was done laparoscopically.
“He’s not at a risk of popping or bursting or breaking anything or having any complication from surgery. It’s really a matter of his pain threshold and how he feels. If he feels OK, I think he would be able to play.
“I’d be very impressed if he felt good enough to play Sunday. But I would not say it’s out of the realm of possibility.”
Cassel is no sure thing to play, but the doctor's comments don't completely rule it out since there is no risk of getting more hurt, only tolerating pain. Keep an eye on the situation, but whether he plays or not, this seems like a week the Chiefs run a lot...