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Panthers LB Thomas Davis having surgery on broken arm

Thomas Davis has his arm in a sling at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday as the Panthers hosted the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer) Thomas Davis has his arm in a sling at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday as the Panthers hosted the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)
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Less than 10 hours after the Panthers clinched a trip to Super Bowl 50, linebacker Thomas Davis was ready for surgery to repair his broken right arm so he can play with his team there.

According to an Instagram post from Davis’ wife, Kelly, the 11-year veteran had surgery Monday morning to his arm after breaking it in the second quarter of Sunday night’s 45-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game.

Having the surgery Monday morning maximizes Davis’ chances of playing against the Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Davis has never played in a Super Bowl.

“I’ll be back. I’ll be ready to go. I can guarantee that,” said Davis in such a way that it’s difficult not to believe him. “I’m not missing the Super Bowl.”

A photo posted by Kelly Davis (@mrs.td58) on

The injury occurred when Davis attempted to tackle Arizona tight end Darren Fells. Davis said after the game he knew something was wrong immediately, and he did not play the rest of the game.

The team has not released any specifics on the injury other than that it’s a break.

Davis is believed to be the first professional football player to return from three ACL reconstructive surgeries. He made the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams for the first time in his career this season.

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