Panthers defensive end Jared Allen will miss the rest of the playoffs with a foot injury that is likely to require surgery, Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer reports.
There is “a sliver of hope” that Allen could be able to play through the injury but the team won’t know for sure until Allen has an X-ray on Monday, Jones adds.
The team did not indicate during the game that Allen had been injured.
The Panthers sacked Russell Wilson five times on Sunday but Allen failed to record a tackle.
Carolina will host the Cardinals in the NFC championship game next week.
- Dan Gartland