CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina weakside linebacker Thomas Davis has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in seven months, likely leaving the Panthers without one of their top defensive players for the 2010 season.
The Panthers revealed Davis’ injury Wednesday, a day after his knee buckled in a non-contact drill in a voluntary workout. Davis had been making a remarkably speedy recovery after he was first injured Nov. 8 at New Orleans. He was clocked last month running the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds.
Davis wasn’t wearing a knee brace Tuesday when he fell to the turf while backpedaling. He immediately clutched his right knee before walking off the field.
Davis recently signed his $3.268 million restricted free agent tender.