Panthers HC Ron Rivera told reporters on Monday that an MRI confirmed that Jared Allen suffered a broken bone in his foot, and he is considered doubtful for the NFC Championship game, per Jonathan Jones.
They plan to take things day to day and see if Allen can play through the injury.
However, Steve Reed mentions that if the Panthers place Allen on season-ending injured reserve, they could promote DE Wes Horton from their practice squad.
- According to Rapoport, Allen plans on continuing in spite of the foot injury.
- According to Jones, there’s a sliver of hope that Allen can play through it. However, he’ll undergo an X-ray on Monday to confirm the severity of the injury.
- Jones adds that there’s still more concern than optimism regarding Allen’s injury.
Allen, 33, came over in a trade with the Bears that sent a 2016 conditional sixth-round pick to Chicago. He is in the second year of his four-year, $32 million contract that included $15.5 million guaranteed.
Allen will make a base salary of $1 million this season and another $8.5 million next year.
In 2015, Allen appeared in 15 games and recorded 32 tackles, two sacks, an interception, and three pass defenses for the Panthers and Bears.
We’ll have more regarding Allen’s injury as the news is available.