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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Panthers Injury Update: Cam Newton expected to start against Tampa Bay


By on 9/07/2014 10:33:00 AM

Per reports, Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The news was reported by CBSSports insider Jason La Canfora via twitter.
This news comes months after Newton received surgery on his injured ankle.

According to a report from Alabama.com, “Newton underwent surgery on his left ankle on March 19 to repair ligament damage. He spent most of Carolina's official offseason workouts rehabbing his ankle rather than participating in team drills.”

In his short three year career out of Auburn University, Newton has shown to be an incredibly valuable asset to the Panthers, averaging 3,766 yards, a 59.8 completion percentage and 21.3 touchdowns through the air, while adding 677.3 yards and 9.3 touchdowns on the ground.

Reports are out now though that state Newton (rib) may not be going today against the Bucs.
If that report is true, the back-up Derek Anderson would be the starter for the Panthers this week.

Panthers fans hope Newton can start, considering his role in the offense and explosive play on the field. As the contest looms closer, it looks like Newton is more of a game-time decision.

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