Panthers’ Cam Newton says he needs ‘time away from game’ to heal

first_imgMLB attendance drops in boom-bust era of big winners, losers P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano “It could very well be a week. Or two weeks. It could be three weeks, it could be four weeks, it could be six weeks,” Newton said in the video in which he was smoking a cigar and drinking a glass of wine. “But I have to understand and know if it takes that time I trust in this team that they will, we will, still be in a great situation by the time I get back.”Kyle Allen has replaced Newton in the starting lineup and led Carolina to a 38-20 win over Arizona last Sunday. Allen will start against the Texans on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Newton says when he was warming up for the Sept. 8 season opener against the Rams his foot did not feel right.But he decided to play anyway. “Even if somebody is not close to you, you’re trying to guard your foot,” Newton said. “I don’t want nobody to touch it, I don’t want nobody to sack me. So all these things are going on in my head in actual play. For so long I played this game one way, I played this game the only way I know how to play. And at this particular time, that No. 1 (his jersey number) that’s out there, that hasn’t been that same person.”Newton said it “rejuvenated” him when the Panthers shut him down in Week 3.“It takes the ‘Superman’ out of it,” Newton said referring to nickname he has become known for. “I really didn’t want that mantra to be there. You feel like you’re immortal. You feel you can’t do no wrong. You feel like you’re this big, bad guy but truth be told, I’m human. Through this whole time, I’m realizing this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin PLAY LIST 01:08Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin00:50Trending Articles02:29‘A game changing day:’ Gordon releases Senate panel report on ‘ninja cops’ probe02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicalcenter_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man FILE – Quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers reacts in the first quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he plans on taking “time away from the game” because of a mid-foot sprain that has bothered him since the third preseason game.Newton says in a 15-minute video blog released Friday night that he probably shouldn’t have tried to play through the injury and needs to give himself time to heal.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers “I was hiding an injury where I could have easily said, ‘You know what coach, I don’t think I’m ready. Maybe I need to kind of consider sitting this one out for the betterment” of the team, Newton said. “… Automatically, I thought, ‘I’ve got to play Week 1. I can’t let my fans down. I’ve got to be there for my team.’”Newton is the NFL’s third-leading career rusher among quarterbacks, but has run the ball just five times for minus-2 yards in his first two starts.With the Panthers facing a crucial fourth-and-1 at the Tampa Bay 2 in Week 2, coordinator Norv Turner called a play for Christian McCaffrey instead of Newton. McCaffrey was stopped short of the first down and immediately questions about Newton’s foot arose.After the game coach Ron Rivera told reporters “don’t worry about the foot.”However, Newton hasn’t practice since that 20-14 loss to the Bucs.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img

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