Cassel exits for Chiefs after big hit

Todd Haley and the Chiefs flirted with one of the potential pitfalls of playing starters deep into a preseason finale Thursday night, keeping QB Matt Cassel and other first-teamers in the game late into the second quarter against the Packers.

We don’t yet¬†know if they avoided a potentially serious injury, but Cassel did take a major hit on a first-and-10 play on the Chiefs’ second series of the quarter when he was landed on by 340-pound DL Howard Green. The result was that Cassel’s right shoulder was driven into the Lambeau Field turf. Cassel exited to the bench, where he talked with trainers, but cameras didn’t catch him being examined.

Cassel, who was later spotted throwing on the sideline, was immediately replaced by Tyler Palko.

— Frank Tadych

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by VIP | Subscribe (RSS)