The Panthers got the word back on the MRI done on defensive end Jared Allen’s injured foot and the news isn’t good for Allen’s chances of playing in the NFC championship game.
Coach Ron Rivera said, via multiple reports, that the MRI confirmed there’s a broken bone in his foot and called the veteran doubtful to play against the Cardinals this Sunday. Rivera added that Allen will not practice on Wednesday and that the team will take it day by day from there while leaving the door open for him to play if at all possible.
While those are hopeful notes, Rivera also discussed the possibility of bringing defensive end Wes Horton back to the active roster in the event the team determines that Allen needs to be placed on injured reserve. Horton is currently on the practice squad.
Kony Ealy and Mario Addison are already on the roster and would likely see expanded roles if Allen is out on Sunday.