BREAKING: Buccaneers’ A.Q. Shipley May Have Career-Ending Injury

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers center A.Q. Shipley, who has been filling in as a starter over the past several weeks, may not only be done for the season but also for his career with a neck injury, according to coach Bruce Arians.

“A.Q. Shipley appears to have had a career-ending injury,” Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday. “And I feel bad because I love A.Q. He’s one of my favorite players of all time and was playing good for us. But I think it was a previous injury that might have just got aggravated in his neck.”

Shipley left Monday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams late in the fourth quarter, just before Tom Brady threw a game-ending interception.

The 34-year-old Shipley is a former seventh-round pick of the Steelers back in 2009.

In 2020, Shipley has appeared in five games for the Buccaneers, making two starts for them.