The Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, who many fans know is a key piece to the team, said last week that he had “no doubt in my mind” that he would be able to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Week 1 of the regular season, but then pay per head fans saw that on Thursday, he wasn’t so sure anymore.
On Thursday, the player said that he still wasn’t able to make a complete recovery from fractured ribs – an injury that he suffered during the preseason that left many fans very worried – and that he’s also not completely sure if he’ll be able to play. Therefore, coach Ron Rivera said that a decision on Newton will be made on the day of the game. However, he does plan to hit the field – at least for now.
“Well, that’s my thinking.” He said. “… Hopefully, when that clock starts, I’ll be on that field.”
And Panthers fans seriously hope that he will able to take on the Bucs, considering how important he is to the team.
The player said that he never ended up missing a game, but that he’ll have no choice but to stop that trend if it means that the Panther’s meeting with the Bucs could be affected in a negative way.
He also said that he’s doing everything he can to be set for the game, but football betting fans believe that his ribs are still getting in the way.
“It’s hard to sleep on it,” he said. “It’s hard to make sudden moves. It’s hard to sleep. It’s hard to breathe.”
And now many fans don’t know what to think – especially after he said this.
It’s time to start getting ready for the very realistic possibility Cam Newton won’t play Sunday. This isn’t just gamesmanship. #Panthers
— Black & Blue Review (@BlackBlueReview) September 4, 2014
Newton’s fans don’t know what’s going to happen on gameday, but whatever decision is made on the player, they hope that it’s for the best, and know that the most important thing is for him to fully heal.