Chicago Bears WR and former Oregon State star Markus Wheaton remains hospitalized Monday after an appendectomy, per the Oregonian.
Wheaton’s appendix didn’t rupture, however he showed concern Saturday for stomach pains, which resulted in surgery Sunday morning. Since Wheaton’s appendix didn’t burst, his recovery time won’t be a serious setback, because the surgery would’ve been longer according to Chicago head coach John Fox.
“They’ll keep him in the hospital tonight. It’s a scope type of procedure, but they caught it,” Fox said. “It was inflamed, not ruptured, which is a good thing. So he’ll start that recovery process.”
Wheaton missed 13 games last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a shoulder injury and just recently signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Bears back in March.
Fox said Wheaton’s timetable for return is unknown, but he’s questionable for the preseason opener August 10.