Thursday Injury Report: Cassel Ruled Out, Miller Gets Day Off

As was officially announced on the Chiefs’ web site earlier on Thursday, quarterback Matt Cassel has been ruled out of Sunday’s  game against the Buccaneers and Brady Quinn will get his first start since 2009.  In the afternoon, both the Chiefs and Buccaneers released their injury reports for the day, and Cassel is the only player on either team who has already been tagged with the “out” designation.

The Chiefs did have five other players who were held out of their Thursday practice, while the Buccaneers had just one player sidelined by injury.  Wide receiver Jon Baldwin (hamstring) and defensive end Glenn Dorsey (calf) are the key names among the idle Chiefs, while defensive tackle Roy Miller was the lone Buc to get the day off.

Here are the official injury reports for both teams on Thursday:

Buccaneers

Player Injury Practice Status
DT Roy Miller Back Did Not Practice
G Carl Nicks Toe Full Participation
T Jeremy Trueblood Illness Full Participation
CB Eric Wright Head/Illness Full Participation

 

Chiefs

Player Injury Practice Status
WR Jon Baldwin Hamstring Did Not Participate
CB Jalil Brown Hamstring Full Participation
QB Matt Cassel Concussion Out
DE Glenn Dorsey Calf Did Not Participate
RB Shaun Draughn Ankle Limited Participation
RB Cyrus Gray Illness Did Not Participate
RB Peyton Hillis Ankle Did Not Participate
S Kendrick Lewis Shoulder Full Participation
C/G Ryan Lilja Back Limited Participation
DE Ropati Pitoitua Elbow Full Participation
WR Devon Wylie Hamstring Did Not Participate

Obviously, that’s a little more troublesome report for the Chiefs than the Buccaneers, and it would seem to put Kansas City’s offensive backfield in question.  Miller did practice for Tampa Bay on Wednesday and was only added to the injury report Thursday.  Trueblood has been plagued by a stomach virus but has been able to practice through it the last two days.  Wright had been limited on Wednesday, so Thursday was a step forward for him.

2 comments on “Thursday Injury Report: Cassel Ruled Out, Miller Gets Day Off

  1. kyle dalsted on said:

    Nice article, but the caption above the cheifs injured players says redskins.

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