The Carolina Panthers got seemingly the best news possible when it came to the injury suffered by franchise quarterback Cam Newton last Thursday against the New England Patriots.
‘No doubt in my mind’
Newton left the preseason game in the first quarter and left Gillette Stadium in a walking boot.
But the morning after the game Panthers general manager Marty Hurney told media the team was “cautiously optimistic” that Newton would be ready for Week 1. That optimism seemed warranted.
On Tuesday, Carolina coach Ron Rivera told reporters “there’s no doubt in my mind” that Newton will be ready for Week 1, when the Panthers host the Los Angeles Rams.
All good news for the Panthers and the 2015 NFL MVP, who was being closely monitored during training camp after his shoulder surgery in late January.
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