Panthers Facing Questions About Cam Newton's Quick Return


However, the question could become whether or not Newton should have been taken to the locker room for evaluations.

It appears that the review will focus on whether Newton fell on his way to the Panthers' sideline after absorbing a fourth-quarter hit or was told by a member of Carolina's medical staff to drop to his knees.

"We are in contact now with the Panthers' medical staff and we will not comment further until those conversations are completed", the National Football League said in a written statement issued through a spokesman.

The NFL and NFLPA are now looking into whether the concussion protocol was carried out properly following a hit to the head of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, the NFL announced on Monday.

According to the policy, if the protocol was not properly followed, the team is subject to discipline.

Newton was evaluated for a concussion in the medical tent, and was cleared to return.

In a subsequent tweet, the team added: "Cam Newton is back in at quarterback".

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But the Saints All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan spearheaded a late defensive stand to seal a 31-26 an NFC wild-card round victory. "He actually got poked in the eye", Rivera said. "And it was really getting poked in the eye". But again, I'm not the doctor.

'My helmet had came down low enough over my eyelid and it got pressed by the player's stomach I believe.

He added: 'I'm frustrated. "If he wants to send me his address I can send him some sauce".

'I just have to be better. "So, I'm going to send him some sauce". "He did not. So the protocol was breached whether he had a concussion or not".

'NFL concussion protocol should have dictated taking out Cam Newton and examining him immediately after direct hit to his head, ' Pat Leonard wrote. The odd thing about that is that Newton was wearing a visor.

The Seattle Seahawks were fined $100,000, and the team's coaching and medical staffs were required to attend medical training regarding the concussion protocol, after a joint review determined the club did not properly evaluate quarterback Russell Wilson following a hard tackle during a November 9 game against Arizona. Changes to the league's protocol - including the addition of a centralized unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant at the NFL office to monitor games - were spurred by the Savage hit.