Kawann Short

Sports Injury Predictor


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 72%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 7.6%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 2.1
Durability: question mark 6

High Risk


Kawann Short Player Overview

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Short basically lost 2019 to a partial rotator cuff tear, appearing in just 2 games. Before that, we saw his pass-rushing performance fall off after DT Star Lotulelei left for Buffalo in free agency.

In 3 full seasons as a starter alongside Lotulelei, Short averaged 3.8 total pressures, 1.1 QB hits and 0.5 sacks per game. With Lotulelei gone in 2018, Short fell to 2.4 pressures, 0.5 hits and 0.2 sacks per game.

Enter 1st-round DT Derrick Brown. The 6'5, 325-pound #7 overall pick arrives with Lotlelei-level promise. Brown has the size and talent to occupy extra blockers, which could free up a healthy Short to get back to harassing QBs. We'll watch this summer to make sure the 31-year-old is back to full strength. If he is, Short could be a value for DT slots in fantasy.

Kawann Short Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 11, 2020 NFL Shoulder Cartilage Tear Short injured his shoulder in the third quarter of the Panthers' victory against the Atlanta Falcons. He landed on IR and had season-ending shoulder surgery.
Sep 13, 2020 NFL Pedal Foot Short injured his foot during the Week 1 game against the Raiders and played through the pain. He missed the next two games
Sep 12, 2019 NFL Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Short suffered the injury during the Panthers Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was ruled out for the remainder of the 2019 season
Dec 17, 2018 NFL Leg Calf Strain Short missed the final 2 games.