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Bone sticking out, just a flesh wound for Thomas Davis

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After coming back from three torn ACLs, having a bone sticking out of his skin isn’t that big a deal for Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday that Davis suffered a dislocated finger which came through the skin and required stitches afterward.

The impressive part is that Davis didn’t miss a play, playing all 63 defensive snaps.

The 30-year-old linebacker isn’t just back as some medical curiosity, but as one of the top players on one of the league’s top defenses.

The Panthers are also looking for an update on defensive end Charles Johnson, who suffered a sprained MCL when he was leg-whipped last Monday against the Patriots. Rivera said he’d test the knee Wednesday, though they want to make sure they’re patient with their highest-paid player.

“From what I hear he’s been doing really well,” Rivera said. “A lot of it will be how he handles the first day on the field – that’ll be Wednesday. We’ll see Thursday how he is. If he’s really sore, it won’t be as rosy an outlook as I’d hoped. But again, we are going to be smart.”

If they can get Johnson back soon, and keep Davis on the field, they have an excellent chance at the division title with a pair of games with the Saints upcoming.

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13 Responses to “Bone sticking out, just a flesh wound for Thomas Davis”
  1. jgedgar70 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:05 AM

    This team is made up of some serious warriors. This is why Smith can say things like “Ice up, son.” These guys are animals. Ice up, Revis, and bring it!

  2. souldogdave says: Nov 26, 2013 8:05 AM

    it’s a compound fracture. bones don’t stick out of your skin unless they’re broken or there is a serious laceration.

  3. wfederal says: Nov 26, 2013 8:09 AM

    I thought it was crazy for him not to just retire a few years ago. Thanks for proving me wrong Thomas! This man is a beast

  4. sb44champs says: Nov 26, 2013 8:15 AM

    They’ll need both of them come next Sunday night..

  5. twilson962 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:21 AM

    Whoa. That’s one tough SOB. Big props.

  6. thundastormz says: Nov 26, 2013 9:26 AM

    Dudes a beast.

  7. pilot2011 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:38 AM

    Am I the only one who feels like less of a man after reading thati

    I believe it’s time Davis deserves a pro bowl nod

  8. steelerben says: Nov 26, 2013 9:45 AM

    Take *that* Dez Bryant.

  9. seabassfan says: Nov 26, 2013 9:57 AM

    Sounds very Ronnie Lottish.

  10. doubleogator says: Nov 26, 2013 10:44 AM

    Wondering why they have an “excellent” chance at winning the division. The Saints are one game up with five to play, and yes we play them twice…we probably only need a split, and they probably need to sweep….this looks more like the Saints have the “excellent” chance to win the division…

  11. seaeagle707 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:05 PM

    Vince Lombardi would have loved Davis, seriously. That’s old school football, players who minimize the severity of their injuries. Not like so many today, that’ll sit out a game with a “sore foot”.

  12. teek77 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:40 PM

    Cam has quit eating red meat. Davis chases meat down and eats it on the run!!! Just like a Panther should!!!

  13. pkaiser59 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:49 PM

    The whole “flesh wound” thing reminds me of Monty Python!!! LOL!!!! 58 is a BEAST!!!!!
    BRING ON THE “KILLER RABBIT”!!!!!!

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