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Panthers' Cam Newton discharged from hospital

1 year 10 months 1 week ago December 10, 2014 Dec 10, 2014 Wednesday, December 10 2014 December 10, 2014 10:17 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Steve Reed

CHARLOTTE, NC - Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton says Cam Newton has been discharged from the hospital following a two-car crash that left the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback with two fractures in his lower back.

Dayton said Wednesday that Newton was thankful for the care he received and is stiff and sore, but otherwise in good spirits. Newton left the hospital with his family and will stay with them while recuperating. He will not be at the team's facility Wednesday.

It remains unclear when Newton will return to action.

The Panthers began practicing Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's divisional game against Tampa Bay.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued no citations for the accident. A police report said another driver pulled out into traffic and collided with Newton's truck, causing his vehicle to flip.

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