FOXBORO, Mass. – Head coach Ron Rivera spoke to the media after the preseason game at New England, and when asked about quarterback Cam Newton‘s injury status, the head coach said that he would know more later.
“Cam is in a walking boot, and that’s all I can tell you,” Rivera said.
Newton suffered a foot injury when he was sacked by Patriots defensive lineman Adam Butler on third down to end Newton’s third series.
He limped off the field and was briefly examined on the sideline. He took a seat on the bench and then was escorted to the locker room by medical staff.
“They brought him into the locker room and as far as I know, he was in here for the rest of the game,” Rivera said.
Newton finished his night with 4-of-6 passing for 30 yards. Newton was sacked twice in the three series he was in.
“I thought Cam threw a couple of nice balls,” Rivera said. “The unfortunate part was we had a screen pass that we had set up that was probably going to go for a big gain, and unfortunately we didn’t connect on that. It’s hard to evaluate when those things happen. I thought he threw a couple of really nice balls and unfortunately we didn’t get to see more of that.”