Panthers QB Delhomme leaves with injured arm
Delhomme began shaking his arm and motioning toward the sideline as soon as he delivered a short pass to Brad Hoover late in the third quarter. David Carr played the rest of the game, finishing off a 27-20 victory.
Delhomme said the injury actually happened earlier in the quarter.
"It didn't feel right," he said. "It was just kind of bothering me a little bit. It's like a strain. Hopefully, it's just a little muscle in there. We'll see."
The quarterback couldn't even make it all the way to the sideline, dropping to a knee while still on the field before finally walking off. Carr finished the touchdown drive and also directed the Panthers to a field goal.
"It was too crucial a drive to stay in," Delhomme said. "We needed to get points on that drive. I didn't want to be macho."
"I was able to throw a couple of more passes after that," Delhomme said.
Carr, the former No. 1 overall pick, was 3-of-4 for 56 yards in relief. Delhomme, meanwhile, got his arm iced down and planned to undergo an X-ray when he got back to Carolina.
"I tried to run the team like Jake had been doing," Carr said.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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