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November 12, 2011

Panthers add Cam Newton to injury report

The Panthers have added rookie QB Cam Newton to the injury report after the No. 1 overall pick experienced soreness in his throwing shoulder this week, a team spokesman said Saturday.

Newton, who practiced all week following last week's bye, is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Tennessee. He is expected to play against the Titans.

Newton underwent an MRI exam on the shoulder late in the week. The results looked "good," according to spokesman Charlie Dayton.

Newton has been on the field for every offensive snap this season for the 2-6 Panthers. He broke rookie passing records with back-to-back, 400-yard passing performances in his first two games, and ranks fifth in the NFL with 299 passing yards a game.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on November 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM | Permalink


The Panthers rack up more injuries in practice (or at least non-game situations) than any team I've ever seen. We must have the most incompetent training staff of any pro team anywhere.

Posted by: Authority | Nov 12, 2011 12:26:49 PM

Authority, care to explain just how a training staff prevents injuries? Silly me, I always thought their job was to treat injuries after they occur.

Posted by: qdog112 | Nov 12, 2011 12:48:38 PM

i stopped reading the observer sports blogs months ago because of the bone head comments that panthers 'fans' post on here. Decided to give it another shot and Authority ruins it for me all over again. See ya.

Posted by: tmack652 | Nov 12, 2011 1:24:47 PM


Posted by: DOUG | Nov 12, 2011 1:38:50 PM

the training staffs main job is treating injuries but its also thier job to prevent injuries and making sure injured players dont hurt themselves worse i.e. jon beason

Posted by: jau | Nov 12, 2011 2:59:43 PM

"NON Authority" is a complete ass and ignorat in all things. I hate the stupidpidty he, she or it shows.

Posted by: really? | Nov 12, 2011 3:19:22 PM

I don't think there is anything wrong with calling our training/medical staff into question. I have heard some in the media say that our staff are some of the best in the business. But, I would like to see some statistics that back that up. Maybe, we are not doing enough things or the right things to prevent/treat injuries. Their performance should be evaluated just like everyone else in the organization.
P.S. The only stupid people on here are the ones that just post to bash other people.

Posted by: John in Concord | Nov 12, 2011 5:13:37 PM

Perhaps some stiffness in the shoulder after having the bye week...at least we hope. God help us if Clausen has to suit up.

Posted by: Original Panther Dan | Nov 12, 2011 7:24:43 PM

Like a boxer in a boxing match, the mini jabs/hits on the body will add up! I hope Newton and the coaches will wise-up enough to minimize any unnecessary contact to the QB position.

Posted by: CharlotteFan | Nov 12, 2011 7:25:55 PM

Cortisone injection, please.

Posted by: Mike Ditka | Nov 12, 2011 8:14:52 PM

What differnce would it make in Clausen starts or not. With that two TE set anybody will look like a hall of famer. But in the end, a lost is a lost no matter who QB's

Posted by: jay | Nov 12, 2011 8:32:31 PM

In response to Jay, what exactly is a lost???? Do you mean a Lose??? or do you mean a lost, like we lost Beason and Davis for the season and have slighty better D than many college teams. I am sorry that you do not like Cam, but I hope Clausen starts sunday and on your fantasy team coach Lombardi

Posted by: dirtyd6923 | Nov 12, 2011 10:34:05 PM

No he means a LOSS!!, Smart ASS! and all of you who as John said just like too be an A$$!! Show your "so called" intelligence and add something to the topic!
Authority, has a right "toooo" question!
This goes back to Patrick Jeffers, ANYONE???

Let me know if anybody knows! Is this PART of the same staff, as it was way back??? "Smitty" breaking the same arm, Jenkins years ago going back into a game he should not have, jeffers, Davis,Beason ETC......... WHO ELSE???? Is this the same Crew or even close is my question, or one of the same guys, INVOLVED???
Richardson/Hurney being "loyal", has he been working with the same guys, does anyone know for sure????

Posted by: 10-4!! | Nov 13, 2011 12:14:49 AM

Maybe not everybody here speaks english as his native language, so some people might confuse loss, lose or lost, because they are not accustomed to it.

Posted by: Pak | Nov 13, 2011 4:52:10 AM

This overrated goon got his lankazz busted once trying to play hero at the end by a Vik DB that knocked his helmet off. Good one. That was the shoulder injury.

It appears Ds are not following union order now and sick of the being taunted after they allow the punk bigger stats to pad his resume for a buyout in 2012 for 4 times more in a bigger city.

Clearly the scammer cant take a hit and his career could be ended as QB with a couple more nice big ones to crack some bones.

Put him at TE or if all else fails he can apply to PBS Seseme Street as Big Bird for kindergarten kids since thats on his IQ level.


Posted by: chicago transit authority | Nov 13, 2011 6:23:00 AM

You boys do realize that the Carolina Panthers is an American Football team, and not a tennis team, right?

Posted by: RW in Concord | Nov 13, 2011 8:02:15 AM

Chicago, you are an Imbecile. Fo back to Chicago.

Posted by: War Eagle | Nov 13, 2011 8:04:33 AM

Defenses smell blood and time to move in for the kill.

Smack that qb left shoulder with all your force and he will be wheeled out on a stretcher crying like a baby with his career over. Break that left shoulder. Dismember that left shoulder.
Rip that left shoulder out of its socket and break it in half. Tear the left shoulder to shreds. He is your enemy.

Remember all you underpaid underhyped highly intelligent excellent all pro Titan defensive professionals.

Codeword: Left shoulder ... left shoulder... Dont forget... Crush the left shoulder ... break it off and eat it.

Posted by: Paterno Rulez | Nov 13, 2011 8:37:24 AM

Training staffs treat and rehab injuries. Strength and conditioning coaches are more focused on injury prevention.

Posted by: Cranky | Nov 13, 2011 8:41:49 AM

Cam will be fine. Football is a tough sport and Cam is a tough guy. Trainers focus on conditioning, both pre and post injury. Injuries happen in a tough sport. It's part of the game. Success comes to those who are patient, mind their injuries and focus on their other assets. Time for our running game to step it up!

No need to bash.

Posted by: Wm Scott Ethridge | Nov 13, 2011 9:02:28 AM

The Charlotte Observer editors need to review the responses and edit out all the ones from guys with -25 IQ scores

Posted by: LOSTinMIAMI | Nov 13, 2011 9:20:53 AM

Or maybe it could be that they're practicing hard enough to attempt to turn the culture of the team around. Beason's and Davis' injuries happened "in-game", therefore each was fine up til that point.

Ignorance breeds ignorance. Therefore, when two fools argue, people from a distance can't tell who the fool is.

I'm more interested in the game than the politics of things I am not an expert in. People who are fans of other teams will post inaccurate and crazy things. I choose to ignore them because each week they disappear after being proved wrong.

The one thing they are correct about however, is the Panthers record. I'm more optimistic about this season as opposed to last as it were.

Posted by: NCviaNY | Nov 13, 2011 10:06:44 AM

To comment on some of the posts above: Having been a D-1 college athlete...it is the "training staff's" job to both prevent and treat injuries. Part of the "training staff" is represented by the strength and conditioning group, whose job it is to prepare one's body for what is to come. That is why they are called the "TRAINING staff".

Posted by: B | Nov 13, 2011 1:29:31 PM

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