According to a report on Panthers.com, James Bradberry sustained a left radial fracture to his left wrist during practice on Monday. Ron Rivera had initially stated that Bradberry just jammed his wrist and the X-Rays he was undergoing were precautionary, showing once again why Ron coaches football and not orthopedics.
Bradberry stayed on the ground in pain after diving for an errant pass near the sideline, which Luke Kuechly ended up intercepting, but the two players collided accidentally. Bradberry’s wrist was examined and taped by Vermillion before he was carted to the locker room in good spirits.
Bradberry will be in a cast for six weeks, but his prognosis is a good one. He should be fully healed going into training camp, and will probably be a limited participant in mini-camp since this is an upper body injury with a reinforced cast. This is good news, because Bradberry is only a second year player and the Carolina Panthers will be counting on him to start at CB1 this season.