19 Jan Panthers’ Jared Allen (foot) doubtful for NFC title game
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says defensive end Jared Allen has a broken bone in his foot and is doubtful for Sunday’s NFC championship game against the Arizona Cardinals. Allen sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of Carolina’s 31-24 win over Seattle on Sunday, but finished the game.
The injury was confirmed via an MRI he underwent Monday and Rivera said Allen is doubtful to play in the NFC Championship Game. He is day-to-day and won’t practice Wednesday, Rivera said.
Allen plans to see Dr. Robert Anderson this week, likely Tuesday, to evaluate whether he risks permanent damage by playing Sunday, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Mary Larkin, PT and Senior Sports Injury Analysis discusses Jared Allen’s injury and how it will affect his ability to play and perform.