Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

NFL, union launch joint review of Panthers' handling of Cam Newton injury

NFL, union launch joint review of Panthers' handling of Cam Newton injury

In the fourth quarter of the Panthers' wild-card game in New Orleans on Sunday, Cam Newton was drilled by defensive tackle David Onyemata, a sudden shot to the head that blindsided Newton, who was trying to escape other onrushers.

The NFL has issued out a few hefty fines to teams for violations of the concussion protocol as the Seattle Seahawks were fined $100,000 for failing to test quarterback Russell Wilson in Week 10.

Two weeks after the National Football League had revised its concussion protocol, it was apparently broken on the big stage.

The organisation stipulates that any player suspected of having concussion must be evaluated in the dressing room.

After a slew of field goals to open the game, the Carolina Panthers finally got in the end zone when Cam Newton found Greg Olsen with less than 13 minutes to go in the game.

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Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney said the medical staff "did everything the right way" when it came to handling Newton's injury.

Medical personnel cleared Newton to return in the fourth quarter.

Both Newton and head coach Ron Rivera indicated after the game that he was poked in the eye and wasn't dealing with symptoms of a head injury. "We did everything the right way".

Panthers officials maintained Monday that Newton, following instructions from the sideline, took a knee so backup QB Derek Anderson could get warmed up.

It was determined that proper safety guidelines were followed in that case.

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