|Carolina QB Jake Delhomme hurts arm throwing pass|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 23 September 2007 14:17|
ATLANTA (AP) -Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme had to leave against the Atlanta Falcons with an ailing right elbow Sunday, but he doesn't believe the injury is serious.|
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.''
The injury actually occurred on Carolina's previous possession, when Delhomme was sacked by John Abraham. The quarterback still managed a tying 5-yard touchdown pass to Jeff King.
``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.
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