Cam Newton Back Injury: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Cam Newton, Steelers vs. Panthers


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

Cam Newton Car Accident

Cam Newton’s truck rolled over four times after a crash with another car outside of Carolina Panthers stadium. The Panthers QB’s injuries are unknown right now but his car looked pretty well damaged. Newton has been taken to a hospital in Charlotte. The crash happened early in the afternoon of December 9.
Here are the images from the wreck that you need to see!

(Twitter/NBC Charlotte)

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

Carolina Panthers, 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.

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