NFL Week 15 Injury Notebook

December 13, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A different type of injury left the entire NFL community holding its breath during the early portions of Week 15.
Early Tuesday afternoon, a car accident hospitalized Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Bruce Henderson and Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer provided chilling details about the crash:
Observer reporter Karen Sullivan, who was walking south on Church Street, said she saw the truck travel over the top of the sedan and become airborne for a short distance, rolling side over side when it landed.
The windows shattered before the truck came to rest, Sullivan said. Newton lifted himself out through the back window and staggered over to the side of the bridge, where he waited for medical help.
Newton, lying on a sidewalk in black workout clothes, was treated on the bridge for at least 20 minutes. He and Pellot were strapped to backboards and in neck braces before being loaded into ambulances.
Newton suffered two transverse process f...

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