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Cam Newton is making progress in the concussion protocol

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 2: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers leaves the field with team doctor Robert Heyer to be evaluated under the league's  concussion protocal during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on October 2, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Getty Images

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will miss Monday night’s game with a concussion. It’s unclear how much longer he will be out.

He’s nevertheless getting close. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Newton is progressing through the concussion protocol.

Newton had issues with light sensitivity, but they have subsided. He has been able to get through meetings in recent days.

Ultimately, Newton requires clearance from team doctors and the separate blessing of the independent neurologist before he can be cleared to practice and, eventually, play. It’s the same independent neurologist as the Panthers had a year ago, when linebacker Luke Kuechly missed more than a month after a Week One concussion.

Newton is farther along than Kuechly was a year ago after only one week. It remains to be seen whether Newton will be cleared to play by next weekend, when the Panthers face the Saints in New Orleans.

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10 Responses to “Cam Newton is making progress in the concussion protocol”
  1. dlw492 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:29 PM

    But we need our ratings up, they said..

  2. nhpats says: Oct 9, 2016 7:33 PM

    where are all the Panthers’ fans crowing about “pounding”?

  3. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:47 PM

    they know he’s doing better by the amount of dabbing and eating yogurt that he’s able to do.

  4. d12f6m says: Oct 9, 2016 8:15 PM

    Actually the “keep pounding” was about Sam Mills fight with cancer. He gave it to the Panthers and this Panther fan still keeps it close to heart. I with them good or bad. At least it’s positive. You (nhpats) have to live with your pats having cheated to get anything they ever won.

  5. tyelee says: Oct 9, 2016 8:21 PM

    He’s taking some much needed time off to clear his head of all the insecurity the broncos and falcons defense brought on him!

  6. nhpats says: Oct 9, 2016 9:26 PM

    d12f6m says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:15 PM
    Actually the “keep pounding” was about Sam Mills fight with cancer. He gave it to the Panthers and this Panther fan still keeps it close to heart. I with them good or bad. At least it’s positive. You (nhpats) have to live with your pats having cheated to get anything they ever won.

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    Lol! How did the Patriots cheat when they beat your Panthers in the SB?

    You have to live with the fact that your team has one win and is going nowhere…and has never won anything. You have to live with the fact that Cam showed his true colors when he refused to even try and recover his own fumble in the biggest game of his life!

  7. flairoholic says: Oct 9, 2016 10:58 PM

    Don’t forget the Vikings defense. Lol, falcons and broncos defense made him insecure??? LOL SKOL

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 9, 2016 11:31 PM

    So, He’s able to discriminate one color from another for his post game wardrobe?
    Good. If that’s all he’s worried about, who am I to argue?

  9. playsanity says: Oct 9, 2016 11:49 PM

    NHPATS: You realize they were accused by multiple people that they recorded the Panther’s practices for the super bowl in 2003 right? That win was a big part of spygate. The ignorance is hilarious.

  10. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 10, 2016 12:10 AM

    RE: @d12f6m slow down there bud.
    The Panthers haven’t earned anything other than two Super Bowl appearances, one that went very badly less than a year ago.
    With the way Cam plays, as long as he’s under contract it might be a while till you get back there because he will get hurt more often as he ages with his playing style.
    You had your window, and you dabbed it away.

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