Broken arm won’t keep Davis from Super Bowl

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David Johnson No.31 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball in the first half as Thomas Davis No.58 of the Carolina Panthers defends him during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina. AFP PHOTO

David Johnson No.31 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball in the first half as Thomas Davis No.58 of the Carolina Panthers defends him during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina. AFP PHOTO

WASHINGTON: The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl and linebacker Thomas Davis has his eye on the NFL championship showcase, broken arm or no.

“We’ll get it worked out and figured out, and I’ll be ready,” Davis said after departing in the second quarter of the Panthers’ 49-15 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football Conference title game in Carolina.

Davis, a Pro Bowler in his 11th NFL season, said he broke his right forearm.

He wasn’t the Panthers’ only casualty, with safety Roman Harper suffering an eye injury in the second quarter.


Harper, a 10-year pro, said he had some vision problems after he was hit from behind by teammate Luke Kuechly.

The Panthers had already lost cornerback Bene Benwikere to a late-season broken leg and cornerback Charles Tillman to a season-ending knee injury in the regular-season finale.

Defensive end Jared Allen missed Sunday’s game with a broken bone in his right foot, but was irked by the team’s decision to have him sit out when he thought he was sufficiently recovered to play.

AFP

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