New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson will reportedly miss Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams because of appendicitis, per Katherine Terrell of ESPN.
Terrell noted Watson hasn't undergone surgery but has missed two practices.
The 38-year-old University of Georgia product has spent time in the hospital but should be available for the Super Bowl if New Orleans advances and he avoids surgery, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Watson sat out the 2016 campaign because of a torn Achilles. He otherwise hasn't missed a regular-season game since 2013 and has appeared in 194 of a possible 208 contests since 2005, not counting 2016.