At the beginning of the second quarter in their 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears, the Kansas City Chiefs put quarterback Kyle Orton onto the field in a real game for the first time since they claimed him on waivers on November 23rd. Sadly, Orton's performance time was shorter than that of your average Spinal Tap drummer, as he injured the index finger on his right (throwing) hand on the very first play he had from scrimmage:
Hit by safety Major Wright on an ill-advised flea-flicker, Orton went right back to the sideline.
Early reports indicate that Orton has a dislocated finger, and that he might be available the Chiefs take on the New York Jets next Sunday. Pretty harsh start for the guy against one of his former teams, though — at least Matt Leinart got a few reps with the Houston Texans before he broke his collarbone.
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