Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has torn his ACL for the third straight year.
“I would like 2 take the time and thank every1 that has supported me over my career. Unfortunately, I have re torn my acl,” Davis said. “Thanks for the prayers!!”
It’s a devastating development for one of Carolina’s defensive leaders. Davis told an ex-teammate in another tweet Sunday night that he “felt good until I got leg whipped.”
The Panthers thought so much of Davis, they gave him a huge contract this offseason despite his injury history. While the contract had injury protections, the Panthers gave Davis a $7 million signing bonus.
Carolina lost starting middle linebacker Jon Beason last week. With Davis out too, their rush defense is going to struggle. Jordan Senn appears to be next on the depth chart.