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HOW was TD allowed to practice?

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Does anyone know the process of how someone with a major injury that puts you on IR returns to practice? I'm assuming the medical staff cleared him to practice, is that normal for a player to be cleared this early? A guy like Jonathan Stewart never practices despite having never gone on IR, yet Thomas Davis is cutting and backpedaling in practice in early June? Why?

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I trust that the Panthers entire medical staff, trainers, etc said it was okay and it was just shitty luck.

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Then when Stewart never practices at all, is he cleared to do so and he just chooses not to practice? I'm just trying to square the two because they seem so very different.

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Get ready for the mob as they try to tell you that you don't know sh** despite that its been known that it usually takes a good 9 months to recover from a ACL tear that requires surgery. My guess is Davis played off some of the pain to the docs and they believed him. Davis was really eager to come back and play and I think he rushed it a little too much. Still, its the coaches responsiblity to handle these sort of things. He JUST had this injury in November. I can still remember what I was doing on Thanksgiving like it was yesterday. I believe he shouldve been kept resting until AT LEAST training camp or beginning to mid August. Just because he's an athlete doesn't mean his tendons are made of steel.

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killerkat will eat your soul if you disagree

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well i dont have a medical degree but im about to vigorously defend my opinion

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I agree KK. I mean, it's not like he's a rookie or second-year player that really needs to learn the really core stuff out there. He's Thomas f'ing Davis man, he knows what he's doing out on a football field. Hop on the stationary bike during practice if you really want to be out there. That this could happen in early June is mindboggling.

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I trust that the Panthers entire medical staff, trainers, etc said it was okay and it was just shitty luck.

Don't think it was bad luck. Rather, a bad decision by the medical staff. The ligament wasn't ready, as we unfortunately now know.

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killerkat will eat your soul if you disagree

lol im fine. just an opinion. that would be a cool power though.

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He JUST had this injury in November. I can still remember what I was doing on Thanksgiving like it was yesterday.

I think most people can remember what they did last Thanksgiving. :P

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