Report: Cam Newton suffered a “slight bone bruise”

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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton avoided a significant injury during a Friday offseason workout.

Newton has no broken bones in his finger. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Newton suffered a “slight bone bruise” when banging his hand on a helmet at practice.

Per the report, it’s not considered major. If, however, it wipes Newton out for the balance of the offseason program, it opens the door for rookie Mac Jones to get more reps with the first team.

The situation serves as a reminder that, even during offseason workouts, there’s a risk of injury. Fortunately for Newton, it wasn’t a serious one.

23 responses to “Report: Cam Newton suffered a “slight bone bruise”

  1. He’s played like a guy with a broken hand for the last 4 years so I can’t see this as a setback for him

  2. No injuries are wanted for any player but this ship sailed a long time ago

  3. Makes even less sense that Belichick resigned Cam now. He’s been hurt or sick on and off the last 3 years. Should have just drafted Jones and spent more money building up the pass rush.

  4. Sounds like the Patriots should invest in those soft helmets that the Vikings are using.

  5. People need to slow their role on Mac Jones. He hasn’t seen the pro game, with the size, speed, and strategy differences, and he has not played in an NFL stadium environment. Most of his games were in nearly empty stadiums. He hardly knows how to get from the locker room to the cafeteria to the practice field, let alone navigating the old cow paths the roads are built on in New England. Easing him into the environment with no pressure to perform is probably wise. I mean, Jones threw what, like 3 passes in shorts and t-shirts, at half speed and now he is ready for the Patriots Hall of Fame? Let the yeast work and the bread rise before we stick it in the oven.

    When baking bread, you need your dough to rise just the perfect amount. This can be tricky but with practice, you’ll get it right. Dough does a final rise in the oven called “oven spring” and if you let it rise too long before it hits the oven, it will collapse and cause your bread to be dense and hard. And so it goes with most QB’s.

    Cam deserves an opportunity to show he can be the QB of this team. If he can’t, I’m sure they will go to the next man up. But Cam has been a good soldier. Hopefully he is healthy enough to be at his best.

  6. He now has a built in excuse for when he stinks again like 90% of his career

  7. mrdelano says:
    June 4, 2021 at 8:13 pm
    how do you bang your hand in contactless football?

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    Banged it off a helmet while throwing a pass.

  8. Tom Brady balled out in the AFC title game and in the Super Bowl with a gashed up hand. Suck it up Cam, or you might lose your job to a rookie. No excuses this year.

  9. When Bill was asked one year about preseason injuries, his comment was:

    Football players gotta play football.

  10. orrbradybird says:
    June 4, 2021 at 9:29 pm
    Cam will surprise this season.

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    LOL

    What, he’s gonna start his own cooking show or something … LOL

    The only thing that Newton’s going to surprise anyone with won’t have anything to do with anything on the field.

    Dude’s had one good season in his entire career and has averaged a well-below-average 20 TD passes/16 games otherwise. He’s only finished with a final rating over 89 twice in his career, once a barely above-average 94.2. In that single good season he averaged a pedestrian 254 passing yards and 1 passing TD/game in the playoffs.

    He’s one of the most overrated QBs in modern history.

  11. I hope Stidham steps up & takes advantage of this gifted situation….
    I still have a ton of faith in the kid & last years debacle would stunt anyone’s growth & development, especially a young QB with tons of talent that couldn’t get the reps or coaching needed to help in his development…. THIS YEAR is truly his chance to make that 2nd year leap we are all hoping to see!!
    Go Jarrett!!

  12. kissbillsrings says:
    June 5, 2021 at 9:25 am
    I hope Stidham steps up & takes advantage of this gifted situation….
    I still have a ton of faith in the kid & last years debacle would stunt anyone’s growth & development, especially a young QB with tons of talent that couldn’t get the reps or coaching needed to help in his development…. THIS YEAR is truly his chance to make that 2nd year leap we are all hoping to see!!
    Go Jarrett!!

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    Agreed. I think it’s disgsuting what the media is attempting to do by using the pandemic against any of the 2019 draft picks, especially a large learning curve situation at qb. People who remove a context in life are not to be trusted. I learned that in business a long time ago.

    A Mac Jones/Stidham pairing for the next 2 years would be ideal.

    The odd hero worship of Newton disturbs me.Part of me thinks BB is trying to show the younger qbs that leadership is earned and Newton has earned it by being a league MVP.

    Anyone claiming Newton demands it with that poor play last year while citing Stidham thrown into 4th qtrs with no time in otas, a camp or preseason, is being disinegenuous.

    I admit BB’s fixation with Newton is strange. He likely has other reasons like supporting McDoofus and not putting so much pressure on Stidham last year, following the GOAT.

    Let the preseason play out, but Newton won’t be magically better with his mechanics. That I know.

  13. touchback6 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 10:47 am
    kissbillsrings says:
    June 5, 2021 at 9:25 am
    I hope Stidham steps up & takes advantage of this gifted situation….
    I still have a ton of faith in the kid & last years debacle would stunt anyone’s growth & development, especially a young QB with tons of talent that couldn’t get the reps or coaching needed to help in his development…. THIS YEAR is truly his chance to make that 2nd year leap we are all hoping to see!!
    Go Jarrett!!

    5 0 Rate This

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    Agreed. I think it’s disgsuting what the media is attempting to do by using the pandemic against any of the 2019 draft picks, especially a large learning curve situation at qb. People who remove a context in life are not to be trusted. I learned that in business a long time ago.

    A Mac Jones/Stidham pairing for the next 2 years would be ideal.

    The odd hero worship of Newton disturbs me.Part of me thinks BB is trying to show the younger qbs that leadership is earned and Newton has earned it by being a league MVP.

    Anyone claiming Newton demands it with that poor play last year while citing Stidham thrown into 4th qtrs with no time in otas, a camp or preseason, is being disinegenuous.

    I admit BB’s fixation with Newton is strange. He likely has other reasons like supporting McDoofus and not putting so much pressure on Stidham last year, following the GOAT.

    Let the preseason play out, but Newton won’t be magically better with his mechanics. That I know.

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    Or BB has seen enough of Stidham and realizes he is Ryan Mallet 1.01

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