CAROLINA Panthers linebacker Thomas Thomas James will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left ACL in Sunday’s game.
James, who led the Panthers in tackles with 10 last season, will miss at least two weeks and possibly three with the injury.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said James had a “significant” tear.
James had six tackles and an interception Sunday.
He had one tackle and one pass defensed.
James was a member of the Saints’ Super Bowl-winning team in 2008.
He was signed to a two-year, $11.75 million contract in the offseason.
The Panthers won their third Super Bowl in six seasons with James.
Carolina’s defense allowed a league-low 38.5 points per game in 2013.
James has 11.5 sacks this season.