Matt Cassel to IR with broken hand

Updated: November 22, 2011, 1:15 AM ET
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have placed quarterback Matt Cassel on injured reserve with a hand injury, ending his season.

Cassel had surgery on his right throwing hand Nov. 14 after being injured one day earlier in a 17-10 loss to Denver. He was placed on IR shortly before Monday night's 34-3 loss to the New England Patriots. His absence made Tyler Palko, who had thrown 13 NFL passes, the first-stringer with rookie Ricky Stanzi the backup.

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