Weber began experiencing some discomfort late last week and over the
weekend. Following a doctor's examination Monday morning, it was
determined that he should have his appendix removed. The surgery was
successful and he was possibly to be released as a hospital
outpatient that night.
Monday was a scheduled day off for the
Illini, and Weber is not expected to miss more than a day or two of
practice. The fifth-ranked Illini are scheduled to open the regular
season Friday against Delaware State.
[Kent Brown, assistant
sports information director,
University of Illinois]