08/24 14:10 CDT Panthers' Cam Newton remains in walking boot, gets treatment
Panthers' Cam Newton remains in walking boot, gets treatment
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects injured
quarterback Cam Newton to return to practice "pretty soon," without giving a
Rivera remains "cautiously optimistic" that Newton, who remains in a walking
boot, will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular season opener against the Los
Newton sustained a left mid-foot sprain in Carolina's 10-3 loss to New England
on Thursday night. Rivera expressed relief the injury wasn't worse, saying
"very much so --- he's our starting quarterback."
Newton was inside the stadium receiving medical treatment while the team
practiced on Saturday. Rivera says trainers want Newton to stay off the foot
and keep it elevated as much as possible.
Newton hasn't spoken to the media since the injury.
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