Cam Newton not yet cleared to practice

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Regardless of whether Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered a concussion against the Broncos in Week One, Newton has one now. Three days after suffering it, Newton hasn’t been cleared to practice.

Per multiple reports, Newton isn’t practicing on Wednesday, in advance of Monday night’s game against the Buccaneers.

By rule, Newton must receive clearance from an independent neurologist to practice and then, separately, clearance to play.

It’s a process not nearly as simple as looking at an X-ray or inserting a thermometer. Last year, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechley spent more than a month in the concussion protocol.

Newton sustained the concussion on a two-point conversion try. He pulled up near the goal line, absorbing unexpectedly a legal hit from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones.

22 responses to “Cam Newton not yet cleared to practice

  1. I think this is going to be a while. But I’m not worried. Derek Anderson is 2-0 against Tampa in a Panthers uniform.

  2. ****Newton sustained the concussion on a two-point conversion try. He pulled up near the goal line, absorbing unexpectedly a legal hit from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones.*****

    Deion Jones let his play do the talking unlike Cammie.

    #KEEPPOUTING!

  3. Good job Deion on the legal hit…make Cam pay for always wanting to run instead of consistently reading defenses which he’s not nearly as successful at doing

  4. I would never want cam “leading” my team simply because he’s absolutely no leader. He has size and strength but sorely lacks in skills, and off field common sense. Maybe he should spend more time rehabbing, practicing and finding his balls and less time dancing, playing madden and trashing mansions in Malibu. This guys a clown. Carolina say hello to your future, but after you morons tore apart your own city, I think you deserve each other.

  5. Very classy comments for sure. Definitely good to be piling on someone who has a head/brain injury. Honestly, good job! I hope that makes all of the keyboard warriors feel better about themselves.

  6. Maybe he finally learned his lesson. But, since this isn’t the first time he did this, maybe not.

  7. Not a doctor so what do I know about concussions. What I do know is his ego trips him up enough that injuries like this will continue or get worse as time goes on if he doesn’t grow up.

  8. Very classy comments for sure. Definitely good to be piling on someone who has a head/brain injury.
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    Cam fans getting a taste of their own medicine… Cam is the ultimate ‘piling on someone’ type of player (see Cam’s Superman poses while down multiple TDs)

  9. Remember when Cam, his coach and their fans all gloated last year and told us all that “if you want to stop Cam from showboating, stop him”.

    Now it’s “ohh, you’re making fun of someone with an injury” and “gosh, he’s being hit too much”.

    Which is it?

  10. The people saying Newton doesn’t have a concussion clearly know zilch about the injury or the process to get cleared to play. Often times the players themselves think they’re “just fine”, even though a doctor is telling them no.

    Troy Aikman used to play through concussions. At some point in the future he’ll start to resemble Mohammad Ali, and that’s a very sad thing. Think about that when you decide to dog someone who is being held out of the game until he passes the protocol.

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