*UPDATE at 4:10 p.m. EST: Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered two fractures in his lower back from the two-car accident Tuesday afternoon near the team’s stadium.
“Further testing revealed that Cam Newton has two transverse process fractures in his lower back and no further internal injuries,” the Panthers said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
It’s the same back injury that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered earlier this season. Romo missed one game for the injury, however no timetable was given for how long Newton will be out, if at all.
The Panthers just held a press conference to update Cam’s condition from earlier in the day, when it was listed as “fair” and he was said to have suffered “no major injuries” in his car accident. He was said to be undergoing tests at Carolinas Medical Center and was to remain there overnight for observation.”
Newton’s car overturned and he was taken from the scene in an ambulance, after being placed on a stretcher, Jonathan Jones of the Observer said.