Matt Cassel Gets Leg Injury At Arrowhead StadiumAugust 30th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Kansas City Chief’s quarter-back Matt Cassel got a leg injury in the match against the Seattle Seahawks who got away with a victory score of 14-10. The player got hurt during an effort to dodge a pass, after which he limped towards his locker room and showed no signs of returning to action. The match had taken place in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Saturday.
Signed on into a 6 year contract promising him $63million, with an assured amount of $28 million the player had showed half-hearted complacency in his recent matches. Particularly in last week’s action against Minnesota, he was seen striding aimlessly due to a series of consecutive offensive line breakdowns.
It becomes unclear now whether Cassel will take part in the scheduled third quarter against the Seahawks. There are also questions of his availability for the preseason finals on Thursday where his team will be facing St. Louis.
Cassel has been the highest paid offensive player in the history of NFL, after being signed on a $14 one year contract by the New England Patriots in February 2009, however trading him over later to the Chiefs for the aforementioned contract.
The player commenced his early career as a noteworthy performer on the Northridge baseball team in 1994.
During his college years, Heisman Trophy winners Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart have been given backups by Cassel ever since 2002.
Coach Norman Chow, who went on to become offensive co-ordinator for the Tennessee Titans quitting his USC position had been utterly surprised when Cassel had sidelined QB Timmy Chang and 2003 Heisman Trophy winner Jason White to be drafted on the Patriots.
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