Thomas Davis Plans to Play in Super Bowl 50 Despite Broken Arm

Thomas Davis Plans to Play in Super Bowl 50 Despite Broken Arm

Thomas Davis Plans to Play in Super Bowl 50 Despite Broken Arm 2016 imagesCarolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis isn’t going to let a little broken arm stand in the way of fulfilling his childhood fantasy of playing in the Super Bowl.

The All-Pro LB broke his right forearm in the Panthers 49-15 embarrassment of the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, but he made it clear that he plans to be out on the field for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.

Data curated by PointAfter

“It hurt,” said Davis. “It was painful. At the same time, I believe in our training staff, and I believe in the process. If it is at all possible, I know they are going to get me back, and I will do my part to make sure I’m ready.”

Well damn. I understand Davis is a pretty tough cookie, but we aren’t talking about a stubbed toe here. On top of that, Davis will have people running into his arm and falling on top of it all game should he play. That’s a lot to ask of a broken bone.

“I believe in me. This is something that if it comes down to a pain tolerance and playing through it, I will be there. I guarantee to you.”

Data curated by PointAfter

Davis is certainly no stranger to serious injuries. He has missed out on a lot of his career due to similar injuries, including tearing the same ACL three times, so it’s not hard to understand the frustration leading up to the biggest game of his career.

“I don’t put it past Thomas,” said Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short. “Three ACLs. Broken fingers. It hasn’t stopped him yet. You will have to take his jerseys away from him—all five of them, even the ones at home—before he sits out this game.”

Data curated by PointAfter

Assuming Davis is out there come Super Bowl Sunday, it’ll be interesting to see how it affects his game. The Denver Broncos may not have had the top offense in the NFL this season, but as they showed Sunday against the New England Patriots, they aren’t to be counted out.

Davis will need to put his best arm forward if he wants to bring the Lombardi back to Carolina.

Click to add a comment

Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in Football

Heisman Watch 2016 not so exciting anymore nfl images

Heisman Watch 2016: not so exciting anymore

Shane MclendonDecember 9, 2016
adrian peterson sets terms for his minnesota vikings comeback 2016 images

Adrian Peterson sets terms for his Minnesota Vikings comeback

Chris MauriceDecember 9, 2016
NFL Winners and Losers Week 13 eric berry is big winner 2016 images

NFL Winners and Losers Week 13: Eric Berry is big winner

Shane MclendonDecember 8, 2016
brandin cooks trade rumors won't die down after recent saints loss 2016 images

Brandin Cooks trade rumors won’t die down after recent Saints loss

Chris MauriceDecember 8, 2016
colin kaepernick continues setting bar lower for himself 2016 images

Colin Kaepernick continues setting bar lower for himself

Chris MauriceDecember 5, 2016
will latest surgery end rob gronkowskis nfl future 2016

Will latest surgery end Rob Gronkowski’s NFL future?

Chris MauriceDecember 5, 2016
gerald mccoy feeling handcuffed by nfl and roger goodell 2016 images

Gerald McCoy feeling handcuffed by NFL and Roger Goodell

Chris MauriceDecember 2, 2016
Week 12 NFL Winners and Losers drew brees big winner 2016 images

Week 12 NFL Winners and Losers: Drew Brees big winner

Shane MclendonNovember 29, 2016
DICK’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report a Must for Anyone Calling Themselves a Real NFL fan 2016 images

DICK’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report a Must for Anyone Calling Themselves a Real NFL fan

Curt JohnsonNovember 28, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription