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Broncos' Ball to have appendectomy, will be ready for regular season
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Broncos' Ball to have appendectomy, will be ready for regular season

Published Aug. 4, 2014 3:10 p.m. ET

Montee Ball's 2014 has started with a bit of a hiccup.

The Broncos' expected starting running back was set to have an appendectomy Monday, a surgery that usually keeps players off the field for a couple of weeks. However, the Denver Post reports that Ball will be on the field for the team's regular-season opener Sept. 7.

The second-year pro seemed in high spirits and isn't worried.

Ball could miss the entire preseason, depending on how his recovery progresses. Running backs Ronnie Hillman and CJ Anderson will handle most of the work in the second-year pro's absence.

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