Panthers Davis Tears ACL for 3rd Time


This is a shame. You never like to see this happen to a player and one can’t imagine that he can come back yet again. According to Steve Reed of Carolina Growl, LB Thomas Davis is out yet again with a torn ACL in his right knee.

“Breaking News: Thomas Davis tweets that he has torn ACL in his right knee for a third straight year. He’s done for the year,” Reed tweets.

Davis was emerging as a really nice player until he rips his ACL in Week 9 of the 2009 season. Then, he tore it again last year. This is the third time since late 2009. That ain’t good.

Has he played his last snap in the NFL? It’s possible. As fans and media, we don’t realize the amount of effort and hard work is required to rehab an injury like this. Some guys go through it a few times and have to think about whether or not it’s worth it to go through it all again.

That’s probably what Davis is wrestling with as I type this.

Jon Beason is already down for the year with an Achilles injury, so that Carolina LB core is getting thin. Might be Omar Gaither time and that’s never a good time to see when you look at your watch.


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