Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis's suspension for an illegal hit on Packers receiver Davante Adams has been reduced from two games to one, the league announced on Tuesday.

Davis' appeal was heard by James Thrash, a third party jointly appointed by the league and the NFL Players Association.

The incident took place during the third quarter of Carolina's 31-24 victory over Green Bay on Sunday. Davis drilled Adams with an illegal blindside hit with helmet-to-helmet contact, and he was flagged for unnecessary roughness. The hit gave Adams a concussion and he did not return to the game after the incident.

Davis appeared to regret the hit immediately and apologized for his actions after the game.

"I understand your frustration and I do apologize for the hit!" Davis tweeted on Monday morning. "In no way was I trying to hurt you. My first instinct was turn and make a block. In all sincerity I do apologize. I truly respect you as a player and I made a mistake!"