BOSTON (AP) – Boston Celtics forward Al Jefferson had his appendix removed Wednesday after he started feeling sick in the morning, the team announced.

Jefferson, 21, was taken to New England Baptist Hospital in Boston where the surgery was performed in the afternoon, said team spokesman Jeff Twiss.

Twiss said there was no immediate timetable for Jefferson’s return to the court, but the player is “resting comfortably.”

In three games this season, Jefferson is averaging 11.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game. He recorded his first double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, against the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 3.


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