While the Panthers' holding out hope for getting LB Thomas Davis back on the field sounds unrealistic, he's wasting no time starting the process.
According to his agent, Davis will have surgery to repair his second torn right ACL on Saturday. He'll have the work done here, by team doctor Dr. Pat Connor.
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There was a month between his first injury and the repair surgery.
Thinking he could return this season seems stretching things a bit, but there is a sense of hope from his camp after he got a second opinion from noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.
Davis tore his right ACL Tuesday while backpedaling during a non-contact drill. He suffered the same injury last November, cutting short his best season.
— Darin Gantt