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Kawann Short Hits IR

Carolina Panthers’ defensive tackle Kawann Short has officially been moved to IR.

Short has missed the past two games after injuring his shoulder in the Panthers’ Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers. Panthers’ General Manager Marty Hurney announced Tuesday that Short will be moved to IR, and will undergo surgery on a torn rotator cuff.

Since being drafted in 2013, Short has played all but two games. This is his first and only significant injury. In 2018, the two-time Pro-Bowler missed the final two games of the season with a calf strain. He likely only sat those two games because the Panthers were well-removed from playoff contention.

Kawann Short
Panthers’ DT Kawann Short during Week 2’s matchup with the Buccaneers. (Photo by Getty Images)

In his six years in the league, Kawann Short has tallied 32.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries. He has also put up 286 total tackles (167 solo), 59 of them for a loss. During his short two-game season he only had four tackles (all solo).

In his absence, former first-round pick Bryan Cox, Jr. has been signed to replace him. In his career, Cox has started no games, recovered one fumble and has 16 total tackles.

Hurney said, of the injury, that short needs to, “…undergo surgery to fix his shoulder and focus on his rehab and get ready for next season.”

The 2-2 Panthers continue their season Sunday, October 6 against the 2-2 Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

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