The Carolina Panthers are starting their week of preparation for Super Bowl 50 on the right foot as the team saw Thomas Davis return to the practice field Monday as NFL Media's Steve Wyche reported in the video above.
Davis broke his forearm in the NFC Conference Championship Game and had surgery the next day to have plates put in his arm. He sat out of practice all last week to try and give the arm some time to heal but wasted no time getting back this week.
The Panthers' linebacker has overcome a number of hurdles in his career, including three ACL tears, to become one of the top outside linebackers in the game today.
He wasn't the only key player to return to practice on Monday as Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert also participated on Monday, according to Bryan Strickland of Panthers.com. The Panthers' running backs did not practice at all last week as he were dealing with lingering injuries from the NFC Conference Championship Game.
Stewart missed the final three regular season games before returning for the game against the Seattle Seahawks. However, after a strong first half he suffered an ankle injury that limited his production in the final two quarters.
The week leading up to the game against the Arizona Cardinals, he missed Wednesday's practice but was a full participant by Friday and finished the game with 83 rushing yards.