Football players sacrifice a lot and work extremely hard just for the chance to play in a Super Bowl. When they get that chance, it’s going to take a little more than a broken arm to keep them from competing.
That’s the situation Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis found himself in after the NFC Championship Game. Davis broke his right forearm in Carolina’s blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals, but he insisted he’d be able to play after the two-week layoff before the team’s Super Bowl 50 matchup against the Denver Broncos.
Davis made good on that promise Sunday night in Santa Clara, Calif., as he started and played the entire game. Unfortunately for him and the Panthers, however, the Broncos pulled off the upset in a 24-10 win.
After the game, Davis felt the need to show the world exactly what he was dealing with in his arm by posting a gruesome photo on Instagram showing the stitches that still were in his surgically repaired limb.
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
Thumbnail photo via Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports Images
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