Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel’s right hand injury, suffered late in Sunday’s loss to Denver, is far more serious than initially thought and could end his season.
Cassel hurt his throwing hand in the home game against the Broncos, a 17-10 loss that dropped the Chiefs to 4-5.
Coach Todd Haley said Monday that the injury is “significant” and will require surgery.
With Cassel out, backup Tyler Palko, who has seen limited action in his two years with the Chiefs, will start Monday night’s game at New England and remain the starter for the foreseeable future.
Palko plays New England's weak secondary this week. Despite that, he'd be a huge risk in any fantasy lineup this weekend. This means a possible drop in value for the likes of RB Jackie Battle and WR Dwayne Bowe, but we'd be more worried if Cassel had been playing at a high level.