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. 

By SI Wire
January 17, 2016

Panthers defensive end Jared Allen has a foot injury that is likely to require season-ending 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. 

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Allen “broke a small bone” during Sunday’s game against the Seahawks and continued playing. Allen plans to keep playing through the injury, Rapoport adds.

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The team did not indicate during the game that Allen had been injured. 

Allen was acquired in late September in a trade with the Bears after Charles Johnson was placed on short-term injured reserve. He has two sacks in 13 games since the trade. 

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

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