For the second year in a row, Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short’s season has been ended abruptly by injury.
Short will have season-ending shoulder surgery, Carolina head coach Matt Rhule told the media today. He started three games before the injury ended his campaign, recording six tackles.
Short’s 2019 season also ended prematurely due to shoulder trouble. He played in only two games last year before being shelved.
Rhule revealed that Short is having surgery on the opposite shoulder of the one that affected him last year.
Panthers DT Kawann Short will have season-ending shoulder surgery for the second year in a row.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 14, 2020
In his eight seasons with the Panthers, Short has made a pair of Pro Bowls, including one in 2018. In 99 career games, the 2013 second-round pick has compiled 280 tackles and 32.5 sacks.
After starting 0-2, the Panthers have won three games in a row and sit in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC South. Not a bad start for Rhule in his first season as an NFL head coach.
Carolina will take on the 4-1 Chicago Bears this Sunday.