Panthers GM: Team “cautiously optimistic” Newton will return Week 1

Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney spoke Friday about the foot injury suffered by quarterback Cam Newton, saying "Cam Newton has a mid-foot sprain in his left foot, and we are cautiously optimistic he will be ready for week one.", per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic.

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Newton exited Thursday’s game against the Patriots after three series. He was tackled by Patriots DT Danny Shelton which caused the injury. He later was spotted wearing a walking boot, but that was likely just for precautionary reasons. Former NFL team doctor David Chao shares some insight into the injury saying “Cam Newton in a walking boot. No crutches. By video, I did not see a major left foot injury. Often boot is precautionary for swelling overnight, especially when there is a flight home. No reason to panic with 2.5 weeks to opening game.” Newton should be considered questionable at best for Week 1 against the Rams but fortunately the injury does not seem serious.

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