Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has officially been cleared to play and announced as the starter against the Cleveland Browns.
The Carolina Panthers still have a chance to win the NFC South despite holding a 5-8-1 record, and their push to snag the division title away from the New Orleans Saints.
Quarterback Cam Newton sat out in the Panthers’ win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to being in a car accident and injuring his back.
The quarterback has been listed as questionable, but the team has cleared him to play against the Cleveland Browns, so he will resume his role as the starter.
Sporting News NFL broke the news on Newton’s status on Twitter.
Panthers give QB Cam Newton OK to play in key game vs. Browns http://t.co/bCSDButm75
— Sporting News NFL (@sn_nfl) December 20, 2014