Cassel Injured; Status Unclear

From Arrowhead Stadium

When Tyler Palko went on the field late in the loss to Denver it wasn’t just a case of the Chiefs making a late change in a game that was decided.

Palko went in because starter Matt Cassel suffered an injury to his right hand/wrist in the fourth quarter.

In the locker room after the game, Cassel’s right hand and wrist were heavily bandaged.

It was all a product of another afternoon here Cassel was battered by the pass rush. He was sacked four times and was hit as he threw or after the throw countless times. Press box statistics listed 12 other quarterback hits in the game.

Both Cassel and head coach Todd Haley said he was injured and that’s why he did not return for the Chiefs last offensive possession. Neither would provide any details of what happened or any type of prognosis for the coming week leading up to next Monday night’s game in New England.

“I couldn’t go back into the game,” Cassel said. “I wanted to go in but was told not to. I was a little banged up. That is what kept me out. The medical staff will evaluate as the week goes on.”

Said Haley: “He was beat up there at the end. He was unable to go physically. We’ll have to see (seriousness of the injury) as the week goes on, but it was physical in nature.”

Will he be ready to face his old team in Foxboro?

“I’m ready to play every day,” Cassel said. “I’ll be ready for Monday night unless told otherwise.”

9 Responses to “Cassel Injured; Status Unclear”

  • November 13, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    So EddieJ goes back to his old stand by…blame the QB for no O-line and several WR drops.
    I know you “geniuses” can’t see this on the boob tube, but… there is very little O-line coaching going on this year with Muir in the press box. I can see that from my seats at the actual game. No adjustments being discussed. Albert and Lilja have digressed this year. Richardson and Weigmann have turned in the worst O-line performances I have EVER seen in 34 years of being a Season ticket holder. They both make Jared Black look like a HOF OT.
    If you don’t know who that is, it figures.
    I never thought I would miss Herkenhoff-Brad Budde- Rudnay- Condon- Getty but this group is actually worse.
    Cassel is a good/not great NFL QB with a suck-a$$ O-line and ineffective coaching. Montana would be dead by now in the Muir/Zorn/Haley offense.
    This is Pioli’s mess along with Clark pocketing $30 Mil.

  • November 13, 2011  - ED J says:

    I’m not saying its all on Cassel but I’ve seen Jay Cutler make plays behind a worst o-line than what Chiefs put out there today. Do Richardson need to go yes but so does Cassel. Instead of wasting your money watching us lose to guy complete 2 passes. Stay at home get DTV sunday ticket and watch other QBs that doesn’t where Chiefs uniform. You’ll see other QB going through same issues and find ways to overcome it. Especially when they play against oppossing QB who only complete 2 passes.

    Secondly Studebaker needs be cut. Along with McGraw both couldn’t tackle and are horrible wouldn’t make any other team

  • November 13, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    I do have Sunday ticket. I watch it during our away games on 4 different HDTV’s. That’s why I KNOW TV coverage is so inadequate. Too many close ups right before the snap to see the formations and coverage. But hey EddieJ, stay delusional, it makes you happy.

  • November 13, 2011  - Kenny says:

    When Cassel came up hurt, I couldn’t tell how he got injured. Did anyone see how it happened?

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  • November 14, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    It looked like Denver defender Von Miller slammed him to the ground for the umpteenth time and he landed on his hand/arm awkwardly. He was favoring it and trying to shake it off when he came out and didn’t return. He’s going to get killed if that line doesn’t somehow do a better job. I agree with cychief. A HOF QB couldn’t play behind that group at their current level of play.

  • November 14, 2011  - ED J says:

    Once again my bad for bashing Cassel. He didn’t have a chance out there. Just got through watching the game and offense struggles falls soley on o-line. Receivers need to catch the ball too. But Richardson is absolutely horrible. I watched him get man handled again as he does every Sunday. Its time to put Gaither out there. Wiegman is old and is the reason so much pressure comes up the middle. He too was just whipped. Hudson needs to replace him. Haley must replace these guys their holding us back and besides its time to send message that yo yo olinemen isn’t acceptable.

  • November 14, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Geeez, you really are special.

  • November 14, 2011  - Craig says:

    Attention all suffering Chiefs fans of the Kingdom we all feel the pain. All the hope after last year, lost again in the pain and agony of another bad year of Chiefs football. Cassell in not the worst, but a great QB can turn a mediocre team into a playoff contender. Just look at the Colts without Manning, nuff said. But football is won in the trenches unless you have one of the few elite QB which we do not have. Hang in for another year. We need a real dominant lineman or two, one on the OL and DL.

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