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Panthers DE Jared Allen ruled out for NFC championship game

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    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ran by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen during the first half of a divisional playoff football game, in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 17.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. » Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says defensive end Jared Allen has been ruled out for Sunday’s NFC championship game against the Arizona Cardinals with a foot injury.

Kony Ealy will start in his place.

Allen expressed frustration over the decision as he walked out of the locker room, saying he was “disappointed” and feels healthy enough to play.

Rivera says it was a difficult decision, saying Allen is a “warrior.”

Allen broke a bone in his foot in the fourth quarter of Carolina’s 31-24 win over Seattle last Sunday.

Allen practiced on Thursday raising some hope that he might play.

Rivera said he’s hoping Allen would be ready to play in two weeks in the Super Bowl if Carolina were to win Sunday.

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