KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a second day of practice throwing with a glove on his injured right hand, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton is now probable to start against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, the team said on Thursday.
The game will kick off at noon on Sunday, and can be seen in the Kansas City area on WDAF – FOX 4.
Orton, who is set to take over at QB from the struggling Tyler Palko, says that his comfort level with the injured index finger on his throwing hand has improved enough for him to see extensive action.
Orton, signed off the waiver wire after starting the season as the Denver Broncos starting QB – injured the finger on his one play in a Chiefs uniform so far three weeks ago against the Chicago Bears.
If Orton is unable to start, Chiefs interim head coach Romeo Crennel says that rookie Ricky Stanzi will get the start, with Palko now at the bottom of the team’s depth chart after managing just two touchdowns in the last four games. In that time, the Chiefs have gone 1-3 and have been all but eliminated from playoff contention.
The Chiefs are heavy underdogs against the defending Super Bowl champion Packers, who are unbeaten at 13-0.