Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (26) runs past Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) in the second half of a game at Sun Life Stadium. The Panthers won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers LB Thomas Davis dislocates finger, comes through the skin


Earlier in the season, we saw Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lose the tip of a finger in the middle of a game. On this past Sunday, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis dislocated his finger early in the first quarter, and it was so bad that it broke the skin and required stitches

“Thomas had the dislocated finger. They stitched that up after the game,” Rivera said, via the teams website. Defensive end “Greg [Hardy] had a finger issue as well. That was really the extent of it.”

Davis has been a leader for this team. He has 89 tackles, four sacks, an interception and a forced fumble on the season. His teammates praised him before the game as a leader of the team.

“He’s just a born leader on and off the field,” Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said, via the Charlotte Observer. “You look at what happened to him on the field and how he overcame that and still plays hard and is playing the best football of his career – to me, it’s overwhelming.”

“He was one of the guys I looked up to because he was so positive with the stuff he does in the community,” wide receiver Brandon LaFell said. “T.D. showed me how to become professional and how to handle myself on and off the field.”

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