During their October 2nd game against the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers Cam Newton suffered a concussion during the fourth quarter.
This was another helmet-to-helmet hit on Newton, but this time around he was sent out for a concussion protocol check.
This comes after the NFL received a lot of backlash when Newton was repeated hit helmet-to-helmet in during one game. And during that game there were a time when you saw him slowly getting up.
The hit happened during the fourth when Newton went in for a 2-pt conversion and Deion Jones hit helmet-to-helmet.
It was that side helmet hit that sent Newton to the sidelines for a concussion check and that check took him out of the game.
And it was the Falcons game that took Newton out of equation for their Monday Night Football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was also Newton’s absence that took the Panthers to a 1-4 record when the fell to the Buccanneers 48-33.
This week on Monday, Newton was spotted in Downtown Charlotte riding around on a Segway like scooter. It did have some people voting their concerns that got head coach Rivera speaking out.
According to of David Newton ESPN, Rivera said, “I’m not going to worry about that. The bottom line is he’s an adult. We’ll go from there.”
Later, Rivera had something to say regarding their game against the New Orleans Saints:
“He had a good day on Monday. He worked out with our training staff. He ran. He threw the ball. We had one of our young guys with him, and he was running routes for him. He lifted. I don’t know how he is today. I didn’t have a chance to see him. But I know [Monday] he did a lot, they put a lot on his table. So we’ll see how he is.”