Cam Newton was injured in a car crash in Charlotte after a car overturned, according to a report.
The Charlotte Observer reported that Newton was injured in the accident.
A second car was involved in the crash, the paper said.
It’s unclear how badly Newton was hurt. His car was seen on its side.
Cam Newton’s car overturned just above I 277 pic.twitter.com/i5UjckyfbF
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) December 9, 2014
The accident took place at the Church Street bridge over I-277 about 12:30 p.m.
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Panthers have new focus after big win over Saints
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers can become the second team in NFL history to make the postseason with a losing record in a non-strike-shortened season.
Coach Ron Rivera would prefer not to talk about that though.
Rivera said he wants his players to focus on Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay — and not the convoluted NFC South playoff picture — following Carolina’s biggest win of the season, a 41-10 victory in New Orleans that catapulted the Panthers back into the playoff hunt.
In other words, forget what he said two weeks ago.
Coming out of the bye, Rivera stepped out of character and openly discussed Carolina’s chances of winning the NFC South if it could win out, hoping to motivate his players. That’s a mistake the fourth-year coach probably won’t make again after the Panthers (4-8-1) got thumped by Minnesota, 31-13.
“We’re facing Tampa — and we have to beat Tampa,” Rivera said.
The 2010 Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs with a 7-9 record. The scenario for the Panthers qualifying at 7-8-1 is not as farfetched as you might think.
If the Panthers win their final three games — against Tampa Bay and Cleveland at home and Atlanta on the road — and the Saints lose one of their remaining games, the Panthers will repeat as NFC South champions.
Carolina has renewed confidence following its first win in 63 days, a game that prompted a universal “where did that come from?” from an otherwise frustrated fan base.
“That’s not far from the feeling here” in our locker room, center Ryan Kalil said with a laugh.
The dominating performance has given the Panthers new hope that maybe, just maybe, they’ve started to figure things out.