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Allen gets bad news

November 5th, 2008 – 1:14 PM by Judd Zulgad

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said today he has a third-degree sprain of his right shoulder. That’s the most serious sprain, and usually indicates a torn ligament.

Allen said he doesn’t know if he’ll play on Sunday against the Packers.

Given the severity of the injury, however, it doesn’t seem likely he could play.

Allen was injured Sunday against the Texans, but got a pain-killing injection at halftime and finished the game. He had two sacks, giving him seven on the season.

We’ll update after locker room access concludes.

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