LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Louisville wide receiver Jaylen Smith is recovering after undergoing an emergency appendectomy Friday morning, according to head athletic trainer Matt Summers.

In a written statement, Summers said Smith is expected to make a full recovery. 

"We were fortunate to catch this early and anticipate a full recovery," Summers said. "Jaylen is doing well and we look forward to him returning to the practice field as soon as possible."

The Cardinals are scheduled to hit the practice field for the first time on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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