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Panthers LB Davis active, ready to go despite broken arm

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Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers addresses the media at Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade at SAP Center on Sunday in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SANTA CLARA, California – Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will play in the Super Bowl despite breaking his arm two weeks ago in the NFC championship game.

Davis had surgery 13 days ago to have 12 screws and a plate inserted into his right forearm.

Defensive end Jared Allen is also active after missing the NFC title game with a broken bone in his foot.

For Denver, safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) and guard Louis Vasquez (knee) are active.

Carolina’s inactives include wide receivers Brenton Bersin and Kevin Norwood, running backs Cameron Artis-Payne and Brandon Wegher, safety Dean Marlow and defensive end Ryan Delaire.

Quarterback Trevor Siemian, running back Juwan Thompson, guard Robert Myers Jr., center Sam Brenner, nose tackle Darius Kilgo and cornerbacks Lorenzo Doss and Taurean Nixon are inactive for Denver.