Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis warms up before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Mike McCarn
January 28, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis isn't worried about his broken arm affecting his tackling ability in the Super Bowl.

The 11-year veteran had surgery Monday to have a plate inserted into his right forearm. He injured it on Sunday in the NFC championship game.

Dais said Thursday, ''If I had concerns about hitting somebody or getting hit, I wouldn't even take the field.''

He plans to wear a smaller brace than first expected - one similar to what ex-Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has worn in the past. It will not be as bulky as Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's brace.

Davis says he has full use of his right hand and the brace ''won't be as big of a challenge as an offensive lineman playing with a club.''


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