Despite Broken Arm, Thomas Davis Plans to Play in Super Bowl 50 (Videos)
One of the great stories from the Carolina Panthers’ 2015 season has been linebacker Thomas Davis, who has spent his entire career with the Panthers franchise after being drafted by them in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
At the age of 32, Davis finished second on the team in tackles (105) and interceptions (4), third in sacks (5.5), and first in forced fumbles (4). Those stats helped him earn his first invite to the Pro Bowl, and following Sunday’s 49-15 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, he’s also slatted to make his first appearance at a Super Bowl, barring one minor obstacle: a broken right arm.
Thomas Davis suffered the injury during the first half of Sunday’s game while tackling Cardinals tight end Darren Fells. He’s slated to undergo surgery on his arm today, but after the game he assured reporters that this injury would not keep him out of Super Bowl 50:
Thomas Davis: “I’m not going to miss the Super Bowl for the world.” pic.twitter.com/KZZ9Z72TmB
— Jeff Zell (@Jeff_Zell) January 25, 2016
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis on his broken arm. pic.twitter.com/O2Vy5ozt23
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) January 25, 2016
If there’s anyone who can overcome a broken arm to play in a Super Bowl just two weeks later, it’s Thomas Davis. Expect to see him out there on the field at Levi’s Stadium two Sunday’s from now.