Peter King Says He'd Be Surprised If Chiefs Matt Cassel Doesn't Start Sunday Against Buffalo Bills

There’s no denying the Kansas City Chiefs had a weekend to forget. The horrible news that Tony Moeaki, the talented second-year tight end, was gone for the season was only the foundation as the news also leaked out that Matt Cassel reportedly has a cracked rib or more. The Chiefs haven’t directly addressed Cassel’s situation, but it’s clear that something is going on there when looking back on the final preseason game against the Packers.

That brings up questions for the upcoming game against the Buffalo Bills, but Sports Illustrated’s Peter King doesn’t believe it will keep Cassel out. Instead, he believes Chiefs fans will at least have their QB in tow, whether or not he’s in pain.

Peter King addressed the injury rumors with his thoughts today in MMQB. He writes, “I think I’d be very surprised if Matt Cassel doesn’t start Sunday despite his bruised or broken ribs. That’s a pain-tolerance thing, and I’m sure Cassel will fight the doctors to let him play.”

That seems to be the general consensus given that fans have watched various star quarterbacks play through such an injury over the last few years. Donovan McNabb, Brett Favre and Ben Roethlisberger have all done the same. It does matter, however, if the ribs are fractured or cracked or even if the placement of the injury is too high. Time will tell as the Chiefs publicly address the situation.

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