Jared Allen practicing in effort to play on broken foot

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Jared Allen has done a lot of things in his career, but he’s never played in a Super Bowl.

So he’s not going to let a broken bone in his foot stop him from trying to get there.

According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the Panthers veteran defensive end is practicing today, as he tries to see if he’s able to play Sunday night against the Cardinals.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has said all week Allen is doubtful, after breaking a small bone in his foot late in last week’s win over the Seahawks. And beyond that, he wants to make sure Allen can be effective, beyond just getting on the field, as pass-rushers are going to be at a premium against the Cardinals.

So how much Allen does today will be a good indication of whether he’s able to play.

The 33-year-old Allen has 136.0 career sacks, but just 2.0 of them came with the Panthers this year after coming over in trade with the Bears.

26 responses to “Jared Allen practicing in effort to play on broken foot

  1. Kelly’s Chronicles says:
    Jan 21, 2016 12:28 PM
    Pay attention Ben Roethlisberger. This is how a real man handles injuries without drawing attention to himself
    Is Jared Allen supposed to not practice to see if he’s capable of playing on it? Its not like he’s bragging about it himself (yet, at least). He could just spend all week on radios shows making it sound like its impacting him more than it is:
    “I have torn ligaments in addition to a sprain”
    …throws 50 yards on first play of game

  2. @Kelly’s Chronicles….and i’m an idiot. I thought you said pay attention TO Ben Roethisberger. I apologize

  3. I just had surgery yesterday on the same injury that Allen is suffering from the jones fracture and it’s tough one to mess with I couldn’t even walk on my foot so more power to you mr allen

  4. Jack Youngblood Part Deaux!

    If he makes it to the Superbowl on a bum wheel, it will carry on Youngblood’s legacyfrom 1979’s big game. I was there!

  5. It’s great to see a pro like Allen have an opportunity to achieve Football greatness.
    There’s nothing better than an NFL Championship.
    The honor, the glory, nobody can ever take that away from you.

    It’s a distinct, upper echelon achievement that he was never going to get in Minnesota.
    Very pleased to see him have that chance in Carolina.

  6. Do any of these commenters ever watch Allens play ?
    He was great in Minn. but …was a bust in Chicago and is not showing much here which, will no doubt be his last stop.

  7. Good guy, and I hope he gets his ring, but he’s only useful now if his snaps are limited. More important, his rush game isn’t based upon power, so if his mobility is limited by the foot injury, he won’t be worth much the rest of the way.

  8. I would take a young healthy body over Allen with a broken foot. Rivera has hinted at doing just that, by stating that it’s not about beginning the game, but playing the entire game.

  9. He doesn’t have sacks, but he can be extremely disruptive with the pass rush and in screen pass coverage, if he’s healthy. I hope he is, but if he’s not, we’ll get the next man up and hopefully play in the Super Bowl, with Allen at full strength.

  10. You would have to be one seriously tough hombre to even run on a Jones fracture. I can tell you how much it hurt to just walk off the field with one. Talk about wanting that ring in a big way!

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