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Thomas Davis lost the Super Bowl, but he beat his battle with a broken arm. The Panthers' linebacker suffered his injury in the NFC Championship win over the Cardinals and promised to play two weeks after surgery.

He did. Here's how:

Davis accompanies his photo with a paragraph to make sure viewers know his intention is not selfish:

"This post is not about me, or how tough I am. It's not to shine any light on me or my injuries. Our team doctors and trainers did an amazing job giving me an opportunity to get back on the field. This post is strictly to show how much love I have for my brothers and#PantherNation. Thank you all for your support and we will #KeepPounding."

Davis has overcome three torn ACL injuries. He was not going to let a lousy broken arm keep him out of the Super Bowl.

The 32-year-old had 7 tackles, good for second on the team behind Luke Kuechly.

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