Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had surgery to repair his broken arm this morning, and coach Ron Rivera said the expectation is that their spiritual leader will be on the field against the Broncos in 13 days.
“If all goes well, it should be something he’ll be able to play with,” Rivera told reporters, though he didn’t know the details of what Davis had done.
It’s likely a plate was installed, and he’ll try to play while wearing a cast to protect his right arm.
But Davis isn’t the only concern the Panthers had to deal with after yesterday’s game.
Safety Roman Harper left the game after getting hit in the eye during a collision with teammate Luke Kuechly. Fullback Mike Tolbert is being evaluated for a knee injury he suffered late in the game.
Center Ryan Kalil missed a few snaps with what was announced as a knee injury, but he said after the game he was fine.
As for veteran defensive end Jared Allen, who didn’t play last night because of a broken bone in his foot, Rivera said he was hopeful the time would help him recover.
“Hopefully he can show me that he’s ready to roll,” Rivera said.