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QB Chris Simms has spleen removed

Tough news for Tampa.  Buccaneers' QB Chris Simms had surgery to remove his  spleen after rupturing it in the game against the Carolina Panthers.  Looks like the rupture happened during the 2nd quarter.

Linked from: CBS News
Chris Simms went to the ground on one knee and leaned over clutching his midsection.

The battered Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback later had his spleen removed Sunday night and is out indefinitely after absorbing several punishing hits during a 26-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

"Chris is doing well and we anticipate a full recovery," team physician Dr. Joe Diaco said in a brief statement, adding the 26-year-old son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms was in stable condition following surgery.  
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