Torn ACL Ends Charles Tillman’s Season
Charles "Peanut" Tillman is done for the rest of the Panther's season with a torn ACL, which means the former Ragin' Cajun has another battle to fight.
Tillman continues to make the city of Lafayette and Cajun Nation proud on a daily basis, on and off the field. When he's not creating turnovers and paving his path into several different hall of fames, he's actively creating change through the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. The Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014 fought hard to disprove his doubters at the age of 34 this season, but now his season is over. Does that mean his career is over though?
You never know with Peanut. He never stops surprising you.
News broke on Monday, and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan provided an extra tidbit that testifies to Tillman's fortitude.
It's not exactly easy to play football with a partially torn ACL, especially at the cornerback position, facing explosive receivers...in the latter portion of a physically taxing career. The best part about Caplan's report is the "weeks ago" portion.
How long has Tillman been playing with a banged up knee? He had an interception against the Giants in December, possibly soldiering through an injury.
In only the way Tillman can, he took it in stride.
He won't be able to compete in the playoffs with his injury, but the Carolina Panthers are lucky to have him around, regardless of if he's on the field. He will surely help the team from the sidelines as a veteran and a leader as a part of a terrifyingly good defense and secondary. He's just happy to be in the playoffs.
Everybody in Cajun country just wants Peanut to have a full recovery. We're not worried about him getting past this injury. When life messes with Charles Tillman, it loses.