Max Henson, staff writer from Panthers.com confirmed this afternoon that starting cornerback James Bradberry fractured his left radius during OTA practice today. Originally thought to be a sprain, x-rays were taken and head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion confirmed the fracture. The injury was sustained when both Bradberry and linebacker Luke Kuechly dove for an errant pass; Kuechly intercepted the pass (of course), and Bradberry landed on his hand.
While an injury of any sort is never good news, this fracture is not thought to be an issue that will affect Bradberry for the start of the season, with all reports indicating that he should be back to 100% by the start of training camp in late July. The second year corner will be in a cast for six weeks and will still be able to participate in next week’s mandatory minicamp. Bradberry’s primary backups are newly resigned Captain Munnerlyn, rookie Corn Elder, and Teddy Williams, who missed 13 games last year with a left knee injury.