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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was not responsible for the car crash that sent him to the hospital, according to the Charlotte police report.
According to the police report, the driver of the other vehicle – a man named Nester Pellot Jr., according to WSOC-TV – said he didn’t see Newton’s vehicle, tried to swerve to miss it but collided into it. Two witnesses apparently also told police that they saw the other driver pull in front of Newton. There is no indication that Newton was speeding or driving dangerously and neither driver has been ticketed.
Newton was hospitalized overnight and suffered two fractures in his back. He is expected to be released from the hospital today but there has been no word on how much playing time he is likely to miss.
In the first game of the season Panthers backup QB Derek Anderson got the start while Newton was dealing with a hairline fracture. If Newton is not ready to go, Anderson will get the start again.