Monday night injury apparently ends Bucs center A.Q. Shipley’s career

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The playing career of Buccaneers center A.Q. Shipley seems to be over.

Coach Bruce Arians told reporters that Shipley will be going on injured reserve, and that he’ll be “starting his coaching career.”

Arians suggested that Shipley’s Monday night injury, originally downplayed as a stinger, was far more severe.

Shipley, 34, entered the league in 2009 as a seventh-round draft pick from Penn State. He has spent time with the Steelers, Eagles, Colts, Ravens, Cardinals, and Buccaneers.

He entered the starting lineup when Arians decided to slide Ryan Jensen to guard, allowing him to replace Ali Marpet, who suffered a concussion earlier this month.

 

7 responses to “Monday night injury apparently ends Bucs center A.Q. Shipley’s career

  1. How horrible and unfortunate. This is the harsh reality of the game of football. These things will always happen in the NFL. They happened before all the new rules the NFL has implemented and they’ll happen after too. I Wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

  2. Kind of an assumption that the injury was more severe. Could just as easily be an Andrew Luck situation where the player has just informed the team that this injury is just the last one he’s willing to get and he’s ready to move on with life before he actually does get a permanent severe injury.

  3. Wishing the guy all the best — hope he had guaranteed dollars in his deal. Lots of guaranteed dollars.

  4. jimmygeewhiz says:
    . . . hope he had guaranteed dollars in his deal. Lots of guaranteed dollars.
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    I don’t wish injury on anyone, and I hope A.Q. Shipley enjoys retirement with a high degree of good health.
    That said, he’s 34 years old, and played in the NFL for 11 1/2 seasons. He’s made a lot of money, has a good pension, and any medical expenses incurred from his injury while playing will be incurred by the team.
    Whether his current deal has a lot of “guaranteed dollars” remaining or not, if he doesn’t already have enough money set aside for two lifetimes that’s on him.

  5. He’ll be “starting his coaching career.”

    Sounds like information that would best be heard from the player as opposed to the coach.

  6. He made just over $9 million in 11 years. Now let’s hope he can live out the rest of his life with minimal after-effects of the injury.

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