After the Panthers lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl, Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis posted a photo of the scar left by surgery to repair his broken left arm.
Davis played in the Super Bowl less than two weeks after having about a dozen screws put in his arm to repair a fracture suffered during the NFC Championship Game. He protected the incision with a custom-made brace and made seven tackles, five solo.
The broken arm is not the first serious injury Davis has suffered in his NFL career. He tore the ACL in his right knee in three consecutive years, with the third coming in 2011. He was named to the All-Pro team for the first time this season.
The photo Davis posted, which some readers may find upsetting, is below.
This post is not about me, or how tough I am. It's not to shine any light on me or my injuries. Our team doctors and trainers did an amazing job giving me an opportunity to get back on the field. This post is strictly to show how much love I have for my brothers and #PantherNation. Thank you all for your support and we will #KeepPounding.-TD
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