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Chiefs QB Quinn being evaluated for concussion

Associated Press Modified: October 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm •  Published: October 29, 2012
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn is being evaluated for a possible concussion and his status for Thursday night's game at San Diego won't be known until later in the week.

Coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that Quinn will start against the Chargers if he's cleared to play. Otherwise, Matt Cassel will be back under center for the Chiefs.

"Just depends on what the doctor tells me," Crennel said. "If the doctor tells me he can go, he can do. If the doctor tells me he can't go, he can't go."

Quinn was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders, though it's unclear when the injury occurred. He was sacked by Rolando McClain and then took another shot while floating a pass that was picked by Matt Giordano.

He left the field and went down the tunnel leading to the locker rooms, and Crennel said a trainer told him at that point that Quinn had sustained a "head injury" and was unavailable.

Crennel said that Quinn wasn't at the practice facility Monday while he underwent tests, and Cassel would run the first-team offense during a walk-through practice.

"Cassel will take those turns, but then when the doctor lets me know I'll make a decision," Crennel said. "If he's healthy and he can go, he'll go. We'll wait to see what happens."

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