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Panthers' KK Short out for season

The defensive tackle has season-ending shoulder surgery
Credit: AP
Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short watches during an NFL football camp practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the second-straight season, Panthers defensive tackle KK Short is having season-ending shoulder surgery.

Short hurt his shoulder in the third quarter against Atlanta, hitting the quarterback.

The news came as a surprise on Wednesday, when it was announced by Carolina head coach Matt Rhule.

Short also had season-ending surgery on his shoulder in 2019 after just two games, but Rhule says it is the 31-year-old's opposite shoulder this time.

Short missed two of the Panthers five games so far this season with a foot injury.

Carolina drafted Short in the second round of the 2013 draft. He has played in 99 games and started 76, collecting 32.5 sacks and 280 combined tackles.