Former first round draft pick Cam Newton was involved in a car accident.

By: Jaden Jones-Watkins
Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton was in a two-car accident on Tuesday afternoon, which caused the truck he was in to flip 3 times.

Cam was near the Panthers stadium when he crashed and suffered two transverse process fractures.

Newton was sitting in the passenger seat, both him and the driver were taken to the hospital after the accident, there were no life threatening injuries.

ESPN -“A witness told the Charlotte Observer that Newton was “alert” but “in pain” at the scene of the accident. The injury suffered to Newton is the same back injury that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered earlier this season. Romo missed one game this season for the injury, however no timetable was given for how long Newton will be out, if at all.”

Veteran quarterback Derick Anderson will take over the starting spot if Newton is ruled unable to play in the week 15 game against the Buccaneers.

Newton was conscious and in fair condition while undergoing tests at Carolina’s Medical Center.

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