Matt Cassel may be lost for the year

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Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel left Arrowhead Stadium with a cast on his right hand.  It may have been the last time he plays football there, or anywhere else, this season.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star passes along word from coach Todd Haley that Cassel has a “significant” hand injury, and that it “could” end his season.

Regardless of whether Cassel plays again this year, Haley said Monday that the injury will require surgery.

And so the Tyler Palko era will begin.  Palko, who entered the NFL in 2007 but has appeared in only two games, played college football at Pitt.  His ascension to the starting job prompted another Pitt quarterback to transfer.  To Delaware.

It’s worked out well since then for Joe Flacco.  Unfortunately, the Ravens and Chiefs don’t play this year.