On Tuesday afternoon, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a two-car accident. He was taken on a stretcher to Carolinas Medical Center where he underwent further evaluation.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. The Crash Occurred On a Stretch of Highway Near Bank of America Stadium
The Charlotte Observer reported that the crash took place just after 12:30 p.m. Eastern on a bridge over Interstate 277.
2. Newton’s Car Flipped Over Several Times
According to the Observer, the other car involved in the accident was a Buick with temporary Georgia plates. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
A witness also told the Observer that Newton’s black Dodge pickup truck flipped several times before landing on the passenger side.
Both Newton’s and the passenger’s injuries are reported to be non-life threatening.
3. The Carolina Panthers are Monitoring the Situation on Twitter
4. Newton’s Injury is Similar to What Cowboys QB Tony Romo Had Earlier This Season
Romo’s injury kept him out for two weeks. He missed a home game against Arizona on November 2 that the Cowboys lost 28-17. Newton, due to his injury history as well, will probably be kept out of Sunday’s game for precautionary reasons.
5. Carolina’s Backup Quarterback is Derek Anderson
Anderson already started Week 1 when Newton was still recovering from offseason surgery. Anderson and the Panthers defeated the Buccaneers in that game 20-14. They coincidentally play the Bucs again this Sunday.