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Star Carolina Panthers DT Kawann Short to go on season-ending IR

The Carolina Panthers placed star defensive tackle Kawann Short on injured reserve Tuesday with a partially torn rotator cuff.

Short hasn't played since suffering the injury in the team's Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. General manager Marty Hurney said in a statement that Short will undergo surgery and will not return this season.

"KK has done everything he could possibly do to try to play these past two games," Hurney said, "but we have made the decision that it is in the best long-term interest of KK and the team that he undergo surgery to fix his shoulder and focus on his rehab and get ready for next season.