Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/26/13
So maybe the Carolina Panthers are more smashmouth than finesse this year. While they may not be on the level of the Cardinals’ Rashad Johnson, who lost an actual chunk of his finger in the middle of a game this season, one of their linebackers knows a little bit about crooked digits and playing through pain. Linebacker Thomas Davis badly dislocated his finger during the first quarter of the Panthers’ game against the Dolphins on Sunday, with the bone breaking through the skin and the wound requiring stiches, coach Ron Rivera told reporters. Thomas still played every snap on defense, though, a total of 63 times he dug in despite the injury. Davis wasn’t the only Carolina player whose hand wasn’t shipshape Sunday, though. Defensive end Greg Hardy said after the game that he played two and a half quarters with his thumb “torn open.” He had it heavily bandaged after the game. The Panthers (8-3) are emerging as the pride of the NFC, with much of the credit going to their defense, which has apparently provided a literal interpretation to the idea of breaking through this season. Photo of the Day Can’t get enough bolo tie. Photo via Twitter/@ryanwilson_07 Tweet of the Day Aw, guys. That’s cute. So they definitely called one another to coordinate for #WorldSeries film premiere, right? @middlebrooks #BlueWolf http://t.co/VDMuGVzATM— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) November 26, 2013 Video of the Day Windmills in Indiana. Filed under: Daily Blend, NESN Staff, NFL, Offbeat, Top Stories, Twitter
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Amar'e Stoudemire announces retirement after signing one-day contract with Knicks

Report: Gregory failed multiple drug tests since suspension

Olympian Abby Johnston: Worst thing about Olympic village is no Pokemon

Reggie Bush reportedly closing in on contract with Bills

Report: Eric Berry planning to no-show training camp

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Eagles could have interest in Gordon if Browns trade him

Report: Fitzpatrick, Jets not likely to have deal before camp

Report: Anquan Boldin signs one-year deal with Detroit Lions

Formula One CEO's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

Mike McCarthy ends weight talk, declares Eddie Lacy ‘ready’

Report: Redskins have discussed possibly signing Hardy

Padres reportedly making progress on Cashner trade

NFL Network to stream on PlayStation Vue

Report: Eagles’ Nigel Bradham charged for assaulting cabana boy

Rudy Gay underwent minor Achilles procedure this summer

Bashaud Breeland brought puppies to Washington camp

Tyler Johnson 'threw up a couple of times' over $50M deal

Should the Yankees hold a fire sale?

Five young soccer players to keep an eye on at Rio Olympics

Conor McGregor's coach predicts result of Nate Diaz rematch

Jordy Nelson starts camp on PUP list, no reason for panic?

Mark Dantonio denies MSU negatively recruits against PSU

Brett Favre selects wife Deanna as his Hall of Fame presenter

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker