Yahoo: Cassel Out 2-4 Weeks


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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could miss two to four weeks with a strained MCL in his knee, according to Yahoo’s Jason Cole.

The injury is not expected to require surgery because MCL injuries usually heal on their own.  Cassel also suffered an ankle injury, but that was not considered a erious as the MCL injury.

If Cassel is out the full four weeks, that would be right in time for the Chiefs game at Philadelphia.

I want to see Cassel starting for Kansas City as soon as possible, but I hope they give him as much time as possible even if that means waiting until the Giants game at Arrowhead on October 4th.

In the meantime Todd Haley needs to pick who will start in place of Cassel and do it quickly.  I’m partial to Thigpen, I’ve been clear about that, but no matter who it is the offense needs to mesh with that player sooner rather than later.

This also changes what we’ve been conditioned to think about the fourth preseason game.  Brodie Croyle, Matt Gutierrez or Thigpen need a full half with the offensive starters so they aren’t going into Week 1 against the Ravens cold.

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