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Thomas Davis shows injured arm on Instagram


Two weeks ago Thomas Davis underwent surgery to repair a broken arm. On Sunday he played like it never happened in the Carolina Panthers' 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

Davis compiled seven tackles, including one for loss, while not showing any aftereffects of having a plate and 11 screws inserted in his right forearm. He played with a bulky cast.

As usual, the quick Davis paired with Luke Kuechly as the fastest sideline-to-sideline tackling linebacker combo in the NFL. The two were everywhere early Sunday, combining for 17 tackles.

After the painful loss, Davis posted a photo on Instagram of his sewn up arm.

"This post is not about me, or how tough I am," he wrote. "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"

While the loss is bitter, Davis and the Panthers' defense have no reason to hang their heads. They held the Broncos' offense to 194 total yards, by far the fewest in Super Bowl history.

Davis' picture is just another reminder that NFL players are not normal humans.


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