Panthers QB Cam Newton, who has battled rib and ankle injuries this year and now reportedly has a foot injury as well, confirmed today that he is, in fact, hurting.
“Hurt is hurt. If you’re asking me, am I hurt right now? Yeah, I’m hurt. I haven’t, you know, felt 100 percent in a long time,” Newton told reporters today. “You ask me a question, is Cam Newton hurt? Yes, I’m hurt. And that’s all honesty. But can I play? Yes, I can play and I will be playing. It’s mind over matter.”
Anyone watching can see that Newton isn't 100 percent, but he still managed to throw a couple of touchdowns against the Eagles. He has another favorable matchup this week against the Falcons and is a difficult player to bench given his upside in any given game.