Matt Cassel Injury: Updates on Chiefs QB's Head

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 7, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 07:  Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs is examined after taking a hit from a Baltimore Raven and  being helped off the field in the fourth quarter on October 07, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel was forced to leave during the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 5 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens after taking a big shot from Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, according to Baltimore's official Twitter account:

UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3:17 p.m. ET by Justin Welton

Matt Cassel is active for Sunday's game seeing how he's not on the official inactive list shown here by the Chiefs' official Twitter feed.

Chiefs Inactives - 12 Stanzi, 19 Wylie, 31 Hartman, 55 Kehl, 64 Mattison, 72 Dorsey and 87 Maneri

— Kansas City Chiefs (@kcchiefs) October 28, 2012

However, just because he's active doesn't mean he's going to start. As reported, Brady Quinn will make his second straight start this week when the Chiefs host the Oakland Raiders.    

Cassel will be watching from the pine.

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UPDATE: Monday, October 22 at 2:21 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Brady Quinn will start Week 8 for the Chiefs over Matt Cassel when KC takes on the Oakland Raiders, according to Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher.

Quinn will start at QB for chiefs vs. Oakland

— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) October 22, 2012


UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5:25 p.m. by Tim Keeney

Cassel is nearing a return to the playing field, as he has been cleared for non-contact drills (via the Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton):

#Chiefs say QB Matt Cassel has been cleared for non-contact drills. Will split reps this week with Brady Quinn.

— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) October 16, 2012

This is certainly encouraging news for that Matt Cassel fan out there, but when it comes down to it, the Chiefs' offense is in trouble no matter who is under center. Nonetheless, we'll keep you updated as the QB1 continues to make his return from a concussion.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 12:04 p.m. by Tyler Conway

After leaving last week's game with a concussion, Matt Cassel is yet to be cleared to return to practice as of Wednesday, according to the NFL's Around the League Twitter feed.


Romeo Crennel: Cassel has not been cleared to practice Wednesday. Recovering from concussion.

— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 10, 2012


If Cassel is unable to go on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, backup Brady Quinn will likely get the start. Be sure to check in here as we get further word on the status of the Chiefs quarterback for Week 6. 


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QB Matt Cassel has a head injury and his return is questionable.

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 7, 2012

With Cassel questionable to return, backup quarterback Brady Quinn was forced in under center after Cassel went off the field and into the locker room.

Cassel completed nine of 15 passes for 92 yards and two interceptions before leaving the game a few minutes into the final quarter. His passer rating was a dismal 38.1. Cassel also ran the ball for 14 yards on four carries but lost a fumble.

The eight-year NFL veteran has been hugely disappointing for the Chiefs in 2012. Through the first five games of the season, Cassel has thrown for more than 1,100 yards but only five touchdowns to nine interceptions.

Keep it here for more information on Cassel's head injury as it becomes available. 


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