Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl

Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could miss the remainder of the season after sustaining what coach Todd Haley is calling a “significant” injury to his throwing hand.

Cassel hurt his right hand near the end of the Chiefs’ 17-10 loss to Denver on Sunday. The injury appeared to occur when Cassel was sacked by Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, though Haley wasn’t sure if it was the hit or the way Cassel landed on the turf that caused it.

Haley refused to say whether the team would put the former Pro Bowl quarterback on injured reserve. But he did say “it’s a possibility” when asked whether he’d miss the rest of the season.

Cassel will “probably have to have surgery at some time to get it corrected,” Haley said. “It’s a difficult injury.”

Tyler Palko is expected to start Monday night at New England. The journeyman backup was 5 of 6 for 47 yards in Kansas City’s final offensive series against Denver.

The Chiefs (4-5) are in a three-way tie with San Diego and Denver, all chasing the AFC West-leading Oakland Raiders (5-4). The Chiefs, however, have dropped frustrating games in a row — on Sunday to the Broncos and 31-3 to the then-winless Dolphins.

Cassel wound up 13 of 28 for 93 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs managed 258 yards of offense.