It's Thursday, one day after we heard the news that Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel had an appendectomy. While the majority of folks are predicting he won't play this weekend against the San Diego Chargers, the Chiefs have yet to officially rule him out.
Today, Cassel has not been seen at Chiefs practice. This coming via reports from BobGretz.com and the KC Star. It's possible Cassel comes to the facility at some point on Thursday -- the KC Star says they'll be keeping an eye out if he does -- but it appears as if he'll be DNP (Did Not Practice) on Thursday's injury report.
Though Cassel may not follow the same rules as the rest of the team when it comes to practicing and playing, it's worth noting Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said the Chiefs policy is that you have to practice to play. However, he went on to at least open the door for Cassel's return.
"That being said, I feel like we've really become efficient offensively, defensively and special teams and we've resisted the urge to do a whole bunch. We're doing less more and that always helps the guys because they're getting multiple reps in the same place."
I'm not sure exactly what he meant by that -- it's not the first time Haley's been vague about an injury situation -- but I think it's worth noting that Cassel may not be constrained to the normal practice-to-play rules.
There's one thing we're sure of at this point -- this won't be the last story we do on Matt Cassel this week.