Cam Newton Drilled, Panthers Violate Concussion Protocol

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The Panthers seem to position successful over gamers’ well being.

Late within the fourth quarter of the Panthers’ 31-26 Wild-Card loss to the Saints, Cam Newton appeared to take a tough hit to the pinnacle whereas getting drilled by 300-pound defensive sort out David Onyemata.

Newton then struggled to get to his toes and collapsed to the turf whereas making an attempt to jog to the sidelines. He was then tended to by medical personnel and helped off the sector. The Panthers instantly introduced Newton was being evaluated for a concussion.

Newton, nevertheless, was solely taken into the workforce’s medical tent moderately than the locker room. This may look like a violation of the NFL’s new concussion protocol, which states: “A participant who reveals gross motor instability or vital lack of stability have to be taken to the locker room for analysis if it isn’t identified as an orthopedic harm.”

The workforce later introduced Newton had truly suffered an “eye harm” Nonetheless, this appears unlikely as Newton famously wears a visor.

Newton returned to the sport shortly after.

Giants OT Justin Pugh referred to as the Panthers’ dealing with of the state of affairs “embarrassing” in a since-deleted tweet.

“The truth that cam Newtown in again on this sport is embarrassing @NFL,” Pugh wrote.

The NFL introduced its new stricter concussion protocol in December shortly after the Texans’ dealing with of a concussion suffered by Tom Savage was closely criticized.

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