Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Cam Newton Injured in Charlotte Crash (UPDATED: Transported As Precaution, Injury Update)

((ht: charlotteobserver.com))

Uh oh, this doesn't sound so good.

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was injured around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon in a car crash. Newton's pickup truck and another car appear to have collided on a bridge near the teams offices at Bank of America stadium.


An Observer photographer was apparently on the scene shortly after the wreck and was able to identify Newton as he was being put on a stretcher. No word on the possible injuries was given. 120 Sports is reporting that Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police confirm that he was able to communicate afterwards with them.

WBTV-TV has a closer photo of Newton:

Roads in the I-277/Church St. area in uptown Charlotte were closed at the time of the report and more information will hopefully be coming later in the day.

Video from the Observer reporter on the scene:

1330 UPDATE: Steve Crump at WBTV in Charlotte is reporting, via his Twitter, that Newton was transported as a precaution and that the Panthers QB wasn't injured and didn't want to go, but he did.

1530 UPDATE: From the Panthers via their Twitter:

Further testing revealed Cam Newton has two transverse process fractures in his lower back and no further internal injuries

For those of you not in the medical profession, it's the same inury that Tony Romo had after the game with the Redskins

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