This Monday, David Gettis will be able to participate in a full practice, a feat that he hasn’t accomplished since last season’s training camp. David Gettis has been out for fourteen months with a tear in his left anterior cruciate ligament. Because of this injury Gettis was ineligible to play the entirety of the 2011 season, and the first five and a few more games of this season. The Official Carolina Panthers website reported that, “Once Gettis practices; the Panthers have three weeks to decide whether to place him to the 53-man roster or shut him down for the season.”
To me this news is very exciting, and should be to any Panther fan out there. If you don’t remember David Gettis, he was a very productive wide receiver, who last played on the field in 2010. He was drafted as the 198thpick in the 2010 draft out of Baylor. He ended the season as a starter, the second wide reciever under our then, and current number one receiver, Steve Smith. He ended the season with thirty seven receptions for five hundred and eight yards. He also caught three touchdowns during that season, which lead the team that year.
If you remember, 2010 was the year when the Panthers transitioned between Jimmy Clausen and Matt Moore as our starting Quarterback, so those are very impressive stats for a rookie on a team with terrible Quarterback play.
David Gettis will be more than welcome in our already stellar receiving unit which boasts big names like Steve Smith, Greg Olsen, and Brandon LaFell. I’ll leave this piece with a quote that came from an interview with Gettis from the official Panthers site, “I’ve done a lot of game-type situations, running routes where you feel like you’re actually in the game. Obviously, that’s not actually a game. It’s going to be different when you’re actually out there for real, but I think I’m going to be fine.” To me, that’s the best news I’ve heard during this seemingly long bye week.
I acquired Gettis’s stats from http://www.nfl.com/player/davidgettis/497290/profile