Kyle Orton Injury Update: Chiefs Bench Palko For New QB, He Gets Hurt On First Play

The Kansas City Chiefs struggled to really get things going against the Chicago Bears' defense in the first quarter, so they decided to bench starter Tyler Palko and bring in recent acquisition Kyle Orton to take the reins. It didn't last long, though, as Orton took a big shot from Bears safety Major Wright on his first play in a Chiefs uniform and immediately left the game.

The Chiefs have been seriously struggling on offense since losing starter Matt Cassel for the season, so they recently claimed Orton off waivers from the Denver Broncos. They've been continuing to work with Palko while Orton gets comfortable with a new offense, but apparently had seen enough of Palko to want to give Orton a shot. 

Orton took a major shot from Wright on a flea flicker, though, and was slow to leave the field afterwards. The Chiefs have since announced that he injured his finger on the play, and is questionable to return. For now, it's back to Palko for Kansas City as the scoreless game continues.

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