Brady Quinn Injury: Updates on Chiefs QB's Possible Concussion

Ben Chodos@bchodosCorrespondent IIOctober 28, 2012

October 28, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn (9) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn left his team’s game against the Oakland Raiders after suffering a blow to the head.

UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 11:47 a.m. by Matt Fitzgerald

The Chiefs' official Twitter account gives the official word on Quinn's status for Sunday's game in Cincinnati—without mentioning the QB directly:

Chiefs inactives - 12 Stanzi, 65 Lilja, 73 Asamoah, 89 Baldwin, 95 Powe, 31 Hartman, 32 Gray #chiefsgame #CINvsKC via @kcchiefs_reid

— Kansas City Chiefs (@kcchiefs) November 18, 2012

Fans clamoring for Ricky Stanzi as the answer under center will be disappointed. But Quinn's services will be available in light of his absence on the inactive list. Romeo Crennel is sticking with Matt Cassel as the starter, but could flip-flop quarterbacks against the Bengals if things get ugly.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 14 at 11:51 a.m. ET

Although Quinn is expected to be healthy, the Chiefs are sticking with Matt Cassel at QB, according to Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher per head coach Romeo Crennel. 

Crernel says Cassel will be QB vs. Bengals

— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 14, 2012

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UPDATE: Tuesday, November 13 at 10:39 a.m. ET

Good news for Brady Quinn fans as the Chiefs QB says he has been cleared to return to the field. Kansas City Star's Randy Covitz has the latest:

Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn, who has missed the last two games because of a concussion, said he’s been cleared to return to practice this week and be available for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 7 at 12:20 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

Another week, another start for Matt Cassel, as Brady Quinn will once again be sidelined according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star:

Quinn has not been cleared to play. Cassel will start at QB vs. steelers

— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 7, 2012

I'm not sure Quinn deserves the shot for the starting job when he returns in the first place, but if nothing else, this affords Cassel another week to prove his worth.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, October 30 at 11:51 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Brady Quinn has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Chargers, according to head coach Romeo Crennel per Kanas City Star's Adam Teicher

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UPDATE: Monday, October 29 at 1:15 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

Dave Skretta of the Associated Press has an update on Quinn's status Monday afternoon:

For now, it looks safe to pencil in Matt Cassel as the starter for Thursday night's game against the San Diego Chargers.

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Comcast SportsNet California’s Paul Gutierrez noted Quinn’s injury via Twitter, adding that former starter Matt Cassel stepped in at QB:

Quinn was hurt after throwing an interception late in the first quarter. The sixth-year signal-caller is in his first year with Kansas City after a stint with the Denver Broncos during which he did not see the field during a regular season game.

He was called to action for the Chiefs in their Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens after Cassel had to leave the contest due to injury. Quinn started the following week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and completed 22-of-38 passes for 180 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Kansas City was routed 38-10.

Despite the lackluster performance and Cassel’s return to full health during the Chief’s bye week, head coach Romeo Crennel opted to go with Quinn as the starter.

This was certainly a surprising decision and it did not appear to be paying off early against the Raiders. Quinn completed two of his first four passes for a total of one passing yard in addition to the interception.

Now, Cassel has a second chance to provide the Chiefs with some semblance of stability at quarterback. He will not have to play all that well to look more impressive than Quinn has during his time under center, and certainly has a chance to win his job back.

Check back here for updates on Quinn’s condition going forward.