JMU QB Michael Birdsong Has Emergency Appendectomy


The James Madison football program has announced that sophomore quarterback Michael Birdsong is undergoing an emergency appendectomy today. Birdsong will be out indefinitely with the recovery timeline to be determined in the near future.

“This definitely is disappointing for Michael and the entire program,” Head Coach Mickey Matthews said. “He had a very solid spring to prepare for the season, so I know he is disappointed personally. We will adapt, starting with today’s practice, and hope that Michael will have a speedy recovery and can be back on the field soon.”

Once more information is available and approved for release, we will provide it to the media. Otherwise, there will be no further comment on Birdsong’s condition until then. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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