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Panthers LB Thomas Davis dislocates finger so severely bone pokes through skin, doesn’t miss a play


Add this to the annals where the toughness exhibited by professional football players are compiled: According to Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, linebacker Thomas Davis suffered a dislocated finger during Carolina’s 20-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Not only did Davis dislocate his finger, the injury reportedly was so severe that a bone poked through the skin.

Davis has been a force on the defensive side of the football for the surging 8-3 Panthers, amassing 89 tackles, four sacks, an interception and a forced fumble.

And get this: Despite the horrific nature of the dislocation, Davis didn’t miss a single play in the game, taking part in all 63 defensive snaps. Impressive, if not slightly disturbing as well as gruesome.

“Thomas had the dislocated finger,” Rivera told reporters on Monday, according to a report on “They stitched that up after the game.”

Yeah, because why would a player want to take the time away from a game to, you know, make sure there are no bones disturbingly protruding out of their skin. Yeah.

[H/T Pro Football Talk]