Chiefs QB Cassel To Miss At Least the Next Two Weeks

Now that the Chiefs have made the appendectomy for QB Matt Cassel official, the next question is how long with the QB be out?

With four weeks left in the regular season and the team already in the process of selling playoff tickets, the KC Star is reporting that a best-case scenario is Cassel missing the next two weeks. Worse case – four.

The Chiefs are in San Diego this week, two games ahead of the Bolts and Raiders for first in the division. Next week they travel to St.Louis.

As the Star points out, back in 2006, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger underwent an emergency laparoscopic appendectomy on September 3rd, just a few days before the season opener, which was the Thursday kickoff game at home vs Miami

He missed the opener September 7th, but was able to come back to start the second game of the season on September 18th at Jacksonville, a game where the team was shutout 9-0.

Brodie Croyle took the first-team snaps at practice Wednesday with Tyler Palko, newly promoted off the practice squad, taking snaps as the backup.

”We’ve been a little on the edge with two quarterbacks the entire year and really had a chance without there being a clear-cut guy we felt could come in and be on the game-day roster . . . The fact you can use a third emergency quarterback was the determining factor. At least it was a body we could get to the game to serve a purpose,” coach Todd Haley said.

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