Panthers defensive end Jared Allen has broken foot

Carolina Panthers veteran defensive end Jared Allen broke his foot and could be out for the NFC championship game. Allen is listed as doubtful. Allen played through the injury against the Seattle Seahawks. "For the most part, it's going to be a day-by-day [issue], and we'll see how he is by the end of the week," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. "He will be listed as doubtful. As he reacts to it, hopefully we'll know going forward. "For right now, we don't expect him to be on the practice field on Wednesday. He's treating it and doing everything he can, and we'll see how he is on Thursday morning." Allen joined the Panthers in a trade from the Chicago Bears. "If there is a glimmer of hope that he can play, I promise you he'll probably try to play," Rivera said. "If he can't, he's going to be around, and he'll be an annoyance. He's going to want to be right in the middle of it. He's going to want to be a part of it and help us." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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