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Matt Cassel Injury Update: Hand Surgery Might Cost QB Rest Of Season

In his Monday press conference, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley announced that the injury to Matt Cassel's throwing hand on Sunday was more serious than initially thought:

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Haley says Cassel has "significant" hand injury that could end his season. Not sure in that yet.

Details on Cassel's prognosis have yet to be released, but surgery on the throwing hand of an NFL QB is never good news.

With Cassel likely out for the foreseeable future, Tyler Palko will take over the reigns as the Chiefs starting QB.

After playing for Pittsburgh in college, Palko went undrafted in 2007. In the last four seasons, he has bounced around professional football, with stints in New Orleans and Pittsburgh as well as the CFL's Montreal Allouettes.

In his NFL career, Palko has completed 9 of 13 passes for 82 yards.

Behind him is rookie fifth-round pick QB Ricky Stanzi, who starred at Iowa in college and was not expected to play this season.

For the most up-to-date information and analysis on the Chiefs season, check out Arrowhead Pride.