Matt Cassel's season in jeopardy
Matt Cassel
Matt Cassel
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Posted Nov 15, 2011
Aaron Wilson


Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel's season is in jeopardy due to an injury to his throwing hand. Chiefs coach Todd Haley didn't rule out the possibility of placing Cassel on injured reserve

“He will probably have to have surgery at some time,” Haley told reporters. “The length of it, we’re not sure, but there’s some optimism. Each person it varies, but it’s a difficult injury. This has been a fluid situation” Cassel got hurt during the Chiefs' loss to the Denver Broncos when he got sacked by Elvis Dumervil.

Without Cassel, the Chiefs would have to go with Tyler Palko as their starting quarterback. And rookie fifth-round draft pick Ricky Stanzi would likely be the backup.

Palko, who has also played for the New Orleans Saints after playing collegiately at Pitt, has only played in four NFL games.

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