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Chiefs' Matt Cassel Says He's Preparing To Play Vs. Patriots

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel didn't play in the final drive of Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos, instead being replaced by backup QB Tyler Palko.

Cassel suffered what's believed to be a hand or finger injury, which kept him out of the game. Both he and head coach Todd Haley have confirmed he's injured but neither have said much more than that.

Cassel tried to avoid the injury questions in Sunday's postgame press conference and did his best to avoid it again on his Monday morning spot with 810 WHB's Border Patrol.

Here's what he said to Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty this morning:

Questions are paraphrased.

Q: How's the injury?

Cassel: You know, it's doing alright. It really is. You know that we never really talk about specifics, or injuries, or anything like that, so really our focus is going to be on getting ready for this big game coming up on Monday night, and going from there.

Q: How did it happen?

Cassel: I don't really know, to be completely honest. It was just a situation where I got hit and I haven't really been able to watch the film to see anything from it that would tell me if I did this or that.

Q: Did you want to go back into the game?

Cassel: Again, we're probably not going to get into specifics right now but it was a medical decision more than anything else by our medical staff.

Q: Will you be ready for Monday Night Football against New England?

Cassel: Absolutely, absolutely I'm getting ready to go. I'll be watching film and getting ready to do everything I need to do to prepare.

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