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Jason Heyward recovering after appendectomy

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Atlanta Braves right-fielder Jason Heyward is recovering after having an emergency appendectomy Monday.

Heyward had been complaining of stomach pain for a week, and while in Denver for a matchup against the Colorado Rockies, the pain worsened.

He was taken to Rose Medical Center where he underwent the emergency procedure.

Heyward tweeted his fans Wednesday morning to let them know he was OK.

"Good morning, I wish everyone well. Thankful for everyone that's taken time out of their day to send me well wishes, prayers and comfort. I'm fortunate enough that the surgery I needed was nothing more serious than removing something that we as ppl don't need to live anyway. Although there's a little discomfort it won't last. And there are ppl that have surgery to remove things that are far more life threatening than an appendix. For those concerned, I'm as comfortable as I can be recovering. Resting up and I'll be back to work as soon as it's smart to do so. Looking forward to watching my teammates strive towards a common goal while I'm out, and looking forward to joining them again on the field asap. Thank y'all again for your time and thoughts."

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