OL - TB
Week 17 Outlook
Bucs' C A.Q. Shipley suffered a career-ending neck injury in Week 11 and is being placed on IR.
HC Bruce Arians said, "He had what we thought was a stinger" and "He had this injury back in 2013, I believe. Once we did the MRI and X-rays, it was determined that he really shouldn't play anymore." Arians added that "He'll be going on IR and starting his coaching career." Shipley, a journeyman OL, will be getting the opportunity to coach with the man who has been with him in some aspect on every step of his career. Arians' plan is to continue his tutelage of Shipley as a coach for the Bucs moving forward.
Bucs coach Bruce Arians says OL A.Q. Shipley might've suffered a career-ending neck injury in Week 11 against the Rams.
The injury was initially called a "stinger" but it now looks a lot more serious. Tampa Bay was also without Ali Marpet (concussion) on Monday night.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said starting center AQ Shipley tore his ACL and is done for the 2018 season, reports NFL insider Adam Schefter on Twitter.
Shipley went down in practice and was eventually carted off after spending time in the medical tent. He was the only Arizona starting offensive lineman to not spend any time on injured reserve last season, but his 2018 is now over before it began. Rookie Mason Cole replaced him as the starter in practice and is the early candidate for the starting center job. This is a blow to the Arizona offense and could have an effect on the production of fantasy stars such as David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald if the offensive line struggles without Shipley.