- Fox Sports
Cam Newton took yet another hit to the helmet, and this one cost him and the Carolina Panthers, as he suffered a concussion and was knocked out of the loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
It is unclear how much time he will miss.
The hit came on a two-point conversion early in the fourth quarter, when Deion Jones tried to stop Newton from scrambling into the end zone. The hit knocked Newton backward, but he was able to stay upright and score the two points.
Newton was slow to get up, but he did eventually and ran off the field under his own power.
Here is the play:
Unlike the Panthers’ opening-week loss to the Denver Broncos, in which Newton took several helmet-to-helmet hits, he went through concussion protocol this time and was not allowed to return to the game.
After the game, it was announced that Newton had indeed suffered a concussion.
Now focus will turn to whether Newton will be cleared to return for the Panthers’ Monday-night game against the Buccaneers in Week 5. The suddenly 1-3 Panthers will certainly feel pressure to get Newton back on the field as soon as possible.