K rock Football

Surgery for Bont

Western Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli has had his appendix removed. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

WESTERN Bulldogs vice-captain Marcus Bontempelli has had emergency surgery to remove his appendix.

The 22-year-old trained at Whitten Oval on Tuesday but later complained of severe abdominal pain and was taken to hospital where he was operated on.

It is expected he will miss up to three weeks as he recovers from the emergency procedure.

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