Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in serious automobile accident earlier on Tuesday in Charlotte, but early reports are there are no life-threatening injuries. His status is still unknown for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
Charlie Dayton, a Panthers spokesman said on Tuesday afternoon, Newton is in fair condition and will remain hospitalized overnight in Charlotte.
“Cam does have two transverse process fractures in his lower back but no other internal injuries,” Dayton said. “He’ll stay overnight but there are no more tests scheduled, and that’s it.”
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered the same type of injury in a game against the Redskins earlier this season, missing one start.
If Newton can’t go, Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson is expected to start. Anderson started Week 1 against the Buccaneers leading the Panthers to a 20-14 win in the season opener, going 24-of-34 for 230 yard and two touchdown passes.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
It wasn’t a problem beating us the first time without him, doubt if will make a difference this time.
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