Injury Puts A.Q. Shipley’s Career In Jeopardy

November 25th, 2020

Bad news tonight, Bucs fans.

After Monday’s game, when the Tampa Bay offensive line made Rams stud defensive tackle Aaron Donald invisible, head coach Bucco Bruce Arians said center A.Q. Shipley left the game with a stinger, aka a minor neck injury.

Well, it’s more than minor. Arians talked about the severity tonight on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“A.Q. Shipley appears to have had a career-ending injury,” Arians said. “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, 34, started the last two games at center, with Ryan Jensen shifting to left guard to fill-in for Ali Marpet, who has been in the NFL concussion protocol since the Bucs beat the Giants on Nov. 2.

This news just about guarantees Jensen will move back to center Sunday against the Chiefs, and it could be Take 2 for Joe Haeg at left guard.

12 Responses to “Injury Puts A.Q. Shipley’s Career In Jeopardy”

  1. All lives matter Says:

    Hopefully Marpet makes it back. Get Well soon A.Q.


  2. Ryan Jensen’s Hair Says:

    Dammit. 💩💩💩

  3. bojim Says:

    Wow. I hope it turns out well for him. Football or not.

  4. Drunkinybor Says:

    Damn I just hope it doesnt affect this long term health after his career. Dude was balling ill always remember him for snapping the ball RoJo took 98 yards to the house.

  5. CalBucsFan Says:

    Many prayers for you AQS.

  6. Mort Says:

    Bruce already told you the plan if Marpet can’t go in the presser today, in which JBF was represented. It’ll be Jensen back at center, and Stinnie at guard.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Bottom line….Next man up, but not encouraging after the Saint Jail break. We will see. GO BUCS!!!!

  8. onetrickpony Says:

    this is bad news , pray he gets well

  9. gp Says:

    Good luck and good health
    No sense messing with neck injuries

  10. chris dorf Says:

    Football is a vicious sport and nearly all autopsies show that almost everybody that plays football at a high level has incurred brain injuries

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    Wow..hate to hear stuff like this.If the Docs say its best to end your career Ship do so and call it quits. Don’t risk further injury dude. Life is short. Your health is more important than this game. Get well and carry on man. BEsides out Bucs gonna be home with the rest of us watching the finals and playoffs.

  12. mike shepherd Says:

    This outstanding individual gave it all for the sport he loves….As a senior at Penn St. he helped Sean Lee through a difficult rehab for an ACL injury….When they both entered the NFL….It was Lee who helped his former co-captain get on practice squads thrugh out the NFL.
    Thats is why Ariens says AQ would be such a good coach…..It’s because Ship is an outstanding player and human….these are qualities every coach would like to have on his staff.
    Hope this man gets healthy and enjoys football another way.