With Pierre Garcon struggling with his foot injury, top tight end Fred Davis tore his Achilles tendon in last Sunday's game and is out for the season.
He ruptured his Achilles during the game against the New York Giants and the team immediately moved him to the injured reserve list. In response, the team added fan favorite Chris Cooley to its roster.
Trent Williams saw Davis hopping on one foot Sunday as he tried to make his way out of the end zone and knew he had suffered a major injury. Williams said a quick prayer for his friend.
Williams said, "It's heartbreaking. That's one of my best friends on the team, and he's such a tough guy. To see him limping, I knew something was serious. I said a prayer for him. But I know he'll be good. He works very hard, he's very diligent."
Davis had surgery on October 23rd and will miss the next six months of football. His surgery was performed by renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, whose practice is located in Charlotte. Anderson also repaired the torn Achilles tendon of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs in the spring and most recently, the broken ankle of Derek Jeter.
Davis' recovery will bring him back for the 2013 season. He had been underperforming this season, having gone seven games without catching a single touchdown pass. His best week was Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals when he had seven catches for 90 yards.
Both Williams and Davis were suspended for the final four games of the 2011 season for failing multiple drug tests and leaned on each other for support. The two worked their way back to redemption, having stepped up as leaders this season. They had dreams of producing Pro Bowl seasons, as well as turning the team around.
Now Davis will have to watch from the sidelines. Williams says he will help his friend stay focused.
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