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Carolina Panthers’ Thomas Davis posts nasty Instagram photo of his arm postgame

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) pulls his helmet off near the end of Super Bowl 50, a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) pulls his helmet off near the end of Super Bowl 50, a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Not that anyone needed any more convincing of Thomas Davis’ toughness, but the Carolina Panthers veteran linebacker provided visual proof following Sunday’s 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

As he pledged beforehand, Davis played the entire game two weeks after breaking his right forearm in the NFC Championship Game against Arizona.

Davis posted a picture of his arm on social media after the game and it looked like a football – swollen with a long line of stitches. Doctors put a plate in Davis’ arm the day after the win against Arizona, and he played the Super Bowl with a padded brace over the arm.

Davis, the first known player to have overcome three ACL surgeries, said he didn’t post the picture to shine light on him or his injuries.

“Our team doctors and trainers did an amazing job giving me an opportunity to get back on the field,” said Davis, the team’s longest-tenured player. “This post is strictly to show how much love I have for my brothers and #PantherNation.”

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