Quarterback Cam Newton left Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons and entered the concussion protocol.
Newton took a shot to the head from linebacker Deion Jones as he crossed the goal line for a two-point conversion with 11:42 remaining in the game. Newton didn’t appear to see Jones coming, and by the time he did it was too late to avoid the hit.
“They took him in to examine him,” said head coach Ron Rivera, who did not have any further update.
Related players: Derek Anderson
Newton never returned to the game nor the sideline and his return to game action now depends on how he progresses. If he can't play, Derek Anderson, who nearly rallied the team from a big deficit, would get the start at QB.