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Carolina's quarterback took a big shot on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to keep him down.
Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton took a shot on Sunday that saw the second-year player's leg crumble beneath him, and Newton in pain -- something rarely seen. While he missed just a handful of plays, the fallout of Sunday's game was the announcement that Newton would need to undergo x-rays on both his ankle and ribs. Today news broke that Cam Newton is okay, and there are no fractures.
The story from Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer can be found here. As Person notes, it wouldn't have been a pressing injury, even if the news was bad, but it's certainly relieving to know Carolina's franchise quarterback is okay. Watching Cam Newton's leg bend back the initial thought was that it looked bad, but Newton told head trainer Ryan Vermillion that he would play this week, that is if there was a game to be played.
In a season marred by injury it's nice to have a break (forgive the pun), and now Carolina can move forward with their off-season plans.