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Cam suffers foot injury, leaves stadium in a boot (0:49)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Early indications are that Cam Newton suffered a sprained left foot, per league source. The 2015 NFL MVP is expected to undergo more tests on Friday, but at least the initial outlook was the injury wasn't too serious.

Cam walks out of the stadium in a boot (0:18)
Cam leaves the game after sack with foot injury (0:30)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Marty Hurney, regarding Cam Newton's injured left foot, told the team radio network: “We're hoping it's not too bad. We'll find out more tomorrow. But I hope it's not too bad.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The backup quarterback job remains a mystery for the Panthers, and the sense of urgency has to be intensified with Cam Newton's injured left foot. Coach Ron Rivera said he was looking for more consistency. He didn't get much. Kyle Allen completed 3 of 6 passes for 16 yards. Will Grier was 4-for-8 for 44 yards.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he didn't know much about Newton's injured left foot other than the medical staff was taking him in for x-rays. “He's in a walking boot,'' Rivera said. “That's all I can tell you.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers lose 10-3 to New England. But did they lose quarterback Cam Newton, who left after the third series with an injured left foot? That is the looming question from the third preseason game in which Carolina managed only 99 yards of total offense.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

More bad news for the Panthers' offense. Rookie tackle Greg Little left the field in a cart to be evaluated for a concussion. The team has high hopes for the second-round pick.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Might have said this before, but Panthers' first-round pick Brian Burns is the real deal. He had two sacks in 10 plays in the preseason opener. He's got a strip sack that Carolina recovered tonight. That "Spider-Man'' celebration is going to be something kids all over Charlotte are doing.

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Source: Left ankle sprain for Panthers' Newton

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton left Thursday night's preseason game against New England in the first quarter with what a league source told ESPN is a sprained left ankle.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton is headed to the locker room after medical staff looked at his left/foot ankle following a sack, his second of the night. Might be it for him tonight. Newton had surgery on his left ankle in 2014.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton is 4-for-6 passing for 30 yards with two sacks in three series. He threw one pass away when the pocket broke down, a smart move. He took the sack the last time after scrambling around and now the staff is looking at his left leg. Not a smart move.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton's first pass in a live game since being shut down the final two games last season went for 3 yards to DJ Moore. A three-and-out for the Panthers' offense. Ron Rivera said he wanted to get three to four series out of his franchise quarterback. A few series like that and it could be more.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' game day: Ron Rivera hopes to get quarterback Cam Newton three to four series tonight when the Panthers face New England. It will be his first work of the exhibition season . A lot depends on how efficient the first series or two is. Running back Christian McCaffrey and the rest of the starters also expected to play in a dress rehearsal for the opener.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says ideally he would like to get three to four series out of quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday at New England. Newton hasn't played in the first two preseason games. Kyle Allen will be up second.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' camp observations: 1. The team held its first practice in the new indoor facility to beat the extreme heat and not rain that got owner David Tepper to fast-forward the project; 2. QB Cam Newton has done only one interview since camp opened but he did stop to tell reporters today's news flash, his son Chosen started pre-K today and ‘'look where I'm at;'' 3. Graham Gano won't kick again this week because of a sore knee but the plan is to have him kick next week to see where things stand. Meanwhile, Joey Slye has two 50-plus yard field goals in the first two games.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back Jordan Scarlett is trying to beat out Cameron Artis-Payne to backup Christian McCaffrey, but he still has to carry Artis-Payne's pads after practice as one of his rookie duties. Scarlett looked good in his preseason debut last Friday and coach Ron Rivera wants to get the former Florida standout some reps with the first team on Thursday at New England to see what he can do.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers haven't played quarterback Cam Newton, running back Christian McCaffrey or middle linebacker Luke Kuechly in the first two preseason games. The plan as of Monday is to play them and the rest of the starters in Thursday's game at New England, a team coach Ron Rivera calls the “gold standard'' in the NFL. “They've been the gold standard for a long time,'' Rivera said. “You want to go out and see just how good you are. It is a good measuring stick as to who we can be as a football team.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers made a couple of bottom of the roster moves, placing guard Norman Price and linebacker Jonathan Celestin on injured reserve and signing guard Tyler Catalina and linebacker Brandon Bell. Catalina and Bell came into the league as undrafted players in 2017.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' camp observations: 1. Safety Tre Boston got fully into trash talking with quarterback Cam Newton after James Bradberry had his second interception. Newton finally shut Boston up with a deep touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson. "The biggest thing we've got to remember is the Panthers aren't on the Panthers' schedule,'' coach Ron Rivera said of all the in-house chirping.; 2. Tight end Ian Thomas returned to practice after missing the past week with bruised ribs suffered in the first preseason game; 3.The Wofford College portion of camp is over so Sunday's session was the first at the re-designed practice facility with an indoor bubble, which wasn't used on this hot, muggy day. That'll happen Monday;

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