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Matt Cassel, Tony Moeaki leave with injuries


For starting players, the fourth preseason week is one to play quickly and hope to avoid injury.

Two key Chiefs players did not survive Thursday night’s game 100%, although it’s unclear if either injury is serious.  Quarterback Matt Cassel and tight end Tony Moeaki both left with injuries, according to Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star.

Cassel appeared to hurt his shoulder after getting tackled.  The Chiefs did not disclose the injury. He was seen on the sideline with his helmet on after the hit ready to go back in, so it doesn’t appear the injury was too worrisome.

Moeaki, who has struggled to stay healthy all camp, left with a knee injury.

The Chiefs lost the game 20-19 to the Packers.

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26 Responses to “Matt Cassel, Tony Moeaki leave with injuries”
  1. scudbot says: Sep 1, 2011 11:29 PM

    Ridiculous. Packers 2nd and 3rd teams had 5 takeaways against the KC starters. Todd Haley: you suck.

  2. jstheconqueror says: Sep 1, 2011 11:48 PM

    They played their starters in a meaningless preseason game. I guess that is what they deserve.

  3. antchovi says: Sep 1, 2011 11:58 PM

    Chiefs lost the game.

  4. SpartaChris says: Sep 1, 2011 11:58 PM

    The Chiefs lost the game 20-19 to the Packers.

    Might want to check that again:

  5. SpartaChris says: Sep 1, 2011 11:59 PM

    Heh, ooops. N/M, I misread the comment. My apologies Double G.

  6. packfan1 says: Sep 2, 2011 12:01 AM

    Umm kc played starters WHOLE game…packers third stringers beat them..

  7. turbotaylor says: Sep 2, 2011 12:04 AM

    Um…. the Chiefs lost.

  8. jazzytrav says: Sep 2, 2011 12:04 AM

    I don’t think it’s possible to NOT hurt something with Howard Green falling on you.

  9. jaimelh02 says: Sep 2, 2011 12:06 AM

    This coming from a Raiders Fan.

    Ha!Ha! ———–>

  10. sterlingrodgers says: Sep 2, 2011 12:33 AM

    What was Haley thinking? Preseason means nothing, but I’m glad the Packers’ backups put a smackdown on that guy’s plans. And I’ve got a good feeling about that undrafted rookie free agent LB Vic D’ S’oto. (?) (< yeah, there's no way I spelled that right, but look out for this guy!)

  11. trbowman says: Sep 2, 2011 12:54 AM

    Cassel shouldn’t of been playing.

    Maybe Haley figured after his brutal performances Cassel should play but, it wasn’t worth the obvious injury risk…….and now look.

  12. riverhorsey says: Sep 2, 2011 12:56 AM

    relax (boys)

  13. polishkingski says: Sep 2, 2011 1:06 AM

    haley, pioli, ravioli, stromboli….mmmmmmmmm.

  14. rdr4lif says: Sep 2, 2011 1:46 AM

    Its the Chiefs…..WHO CARES!

  15. reddcowboys says: Sep 2, 2011 2:02 AM

    If Cassell doesn’t play count the Chiefs out this year. They don’t have a quality backup.

  16. gobills716 says: Sep 2, 2011 2:59 AM

    The minor shoulder injury is a big deal because he will re-aggrivate the shoulder in 10 days time when shawne merriman, kyle williams and marcell dareus slam him to the turf, over and over and over and over….

  17. haleyistheman00 says: Sep 2, 2011 3:09 AM

    cassel came out so the 4 turnovers in the second half came from the 3rd string qb

  18. huskernick2 says: Sep 2, 2011 3:17 AM

    As a Chiefs fan I’ll tell you why they played their starters. They have looked like garbage all preseason and they needed to see something to look forward to. Todd Haley is a gomer and Cassel is a 2nd rate QB who refuses to be a leader. I’d almost rather have captain america Mr. Stanzi start, but not quite. I hope to see Cassel manage some games and let Charles make plays and continue to throw it up to D-Bowe. I love how the defense is coming together but if Haley wants to call the shots on offense with Cassel at the helm, I dont see more than 7 wins this year with the tough schedule we’ve got.

  19. martinmayhew4president says: Sep 2, 2011 3:21 AM

    Maybe Todd will let Cassel borrow his Carter 4 CD.

  20. boneyardbuc says: Sep 2, 2011 3:57 AM

    So much for that dress rehearsal week one against the Bucs to avoid injury. lol

    And they said Raheem was in over his head. Haley can’t get through a postgame hand shake without a box of kleenex…

  21. cballlv11 says: Sep 2, 2011 5:13 AM

    @scudbot – Try paying attention… J. Charles fumbled twice, but since when is Tyler Palko a starter???

  22. skoobyfl says: Sep 2, 2011 5:32 AM

    The Bills have a few plans for Matt as well, he better call Dareus now & make friends early.

  23. scudbot says: Sep 2, 2011 6:28 AM

    “Tyler Palko a starter???” Apparently he is now, since Haley left him in with the rest of the first team and Cassell’s hurt. Game summary: Bowe’s a beast, Haley’s a lunatic and the Chief’s locker room must be crazy town.

  24. scudbot says: Sep 2, 2011 6:32 AM

    haleyistheman00 says:
    Sep 2, 2011 3:09 AM
    cassel came out so the 4 turnovers in the second half came from the 3rd string qb

    Charles lost two fumbles in the second half.

  25. axespray says: Sep 2, 2011 7:43 AM

    lol, the chiefs did onside kicks and fake punts on our 3rd string…

    c’mon man.

    Vic So’oto just won himself a spot thou, man he was a beast.

    Think we found our guy to compliment Clay Matthews.

  26. mjjoe76 says: Sep 2, 2011 9:28 AM

    I don’t think So’oto is ready to start, yet. After the game, he pointed out a couple rookie mistakes he made. He will probably get some playing time though and I imagine he will be a starter at some point.

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