Head coach Todd Haley said Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton’s appearance into Sunday’s game at Chicago was planned and he has not plan to pull Tyler Palko from the game when Orton came out to start the second quarter. All Orton got was one pass attempt and he left after injuring his finger.
“I don’t know if I hit it on the guy’s hand or whatever, you know,” Orton said. “I just popped it out and it was some bad luck.” The play call was questionable. Facing a 2nd and 10, Orton attempted a flea flicker and he banged his hand somewhere on Bears’ defensive player Major Wright.
“We had a little plan, in addition to having him ready to play, if needed,” head coach Todd Haley said. “We weren’t making a quarterback change, so to speak. I want to strategically be careful about what I say. But I felt good about both guys being prepared to play and get the job done.”
It appeared Orton suffered a dislocated index finger on his throwing hand. More tests will be done Monday to see if there is any internal damage.