Newton out of hospital but Anderson to start vs. Bucs

nfl-derekandersonCarolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was released from the hospital Wednesday and will not be charged in connection with the two-vehicle crash.

Newton will not play in Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.

Newton spent one night in the hospital after suffering two transverse process fractures in his lower back and no further internal injuries in Tuesday’s accident. He was released from Carolinas Medical Center around 11:15 a.m., a team spokesperson said.

The Panthers said the Newton is experiencing soreness but is in good spirits, according to his family. Newton’s mother and father were at the hospital with him.

The Panthers said Newton’s health will be treated on a day-to-day basis. Quarterback Derek Anderson was told Wednesday he would start.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. ET. Tuesday. One eyewitness saw Newton’s vehicle flip “two or three times.”

According to a Wednesday police report, no one was charged in the incident.

In the report, police named the other driver involved in the crash as Nestor Pellot Jr., 46. Pellot Jr., driving a 2013 Buick, told police he didn’t see Newton’s 1998 Dodge truck approaching on South Church Street, and as he began crossing Church Street he collided with Newton’s truck, the report states.

Newton told police he was driving down South Church Street when the other vehicle pulled out in front of him and collided into his truck, the report states. Two witnesses corroborated the fact that the car pulled out in front of the Newton’s truck.

Speed doesn’t appear to be a factor. The report states the Buick was traveling approximately 20 mph, while Newton’s pickup was traveling about 35. The posted speed limit is 35.

Dave Gettleman, the Carolina Panthers’ general manager, told USA Today on Tuesday night:

“God bless the fact that he was wearing a seat belt. I’m just thankful that it wasn’t any worse.”

The 25-year-old Newton has passed for 2,800 yards this season with 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for the Panthers (4-8-1). He has an additional 425 yards and three rushing touchdowns.

Last Sunday in the Panthers’ 41-10 win over the New Orleans Saints, Newton threw three touchdown passes.

Anderson started the season-opening 20-14 win over the Bucs that Newton missed while recovering from broken ribs.

Photo courtesy of Carolina Panthers

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff ClassicTwo blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the [more]

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outingFive Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over [more]

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Hemingway follows family, teammates to GamecocksSix minutes after his youngest child had announced his college [more]

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country season

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country seasonBuilding on the success of the track and field season, [more]

Seahawks, Trojans, Chiefs in preseason football poll

Seahawks, Trojans, Chiefs in preseason football pollDefending state champion Myrtle Beach opened the 2019 preseason as [more]

Ten beach games that add fun to the sand, surf, sun

Ten beach games that add fun to the sand, surf, sunThe Grand Strand’s 60-mile strip of sand and surf is [more]

New blood infuses lineup for '19 Beach Ball Classic

New blood infuses lineup for '19 Beach Ball ClassicIt’s been quite some time since this much new blood [more]

Gray becomes first Chant to win SCGA Amateur title

Gray becomes first Chant to win SCGA Amateur titleCoastal Carolina rising sophomore Tyler Gray carded four-straight rounds of [more]

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFL

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFLThe past six months have been hectic ones for Hunter [more]

Surfoff makes waves for fun times, worthy cause

Surfoff makes waves for fun times, worthy causeThe water is a second home for August Powalie. The Myrtle [more]

Jordans go coast to coast for Junior Olympics meet

Jordans go coast to coast for Junior Olympics meetIt has been a long and winding trip to California [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Local teams look ahead to 30th CNB Kickoff Classic

Local teams look ahead to 30th CNB Kickoff ClassicConway National Bank will sponsor the 30th annual CNB Kickoff [more]

CAC swimmers team up to capture six state titles

CAC swimmers team up to capture six state titlesSouth Carolina Swimming welcomed almost 800 swimmers from 25 Swim [more]

Surfers hang 10 for 20th Guy Daniels Memorial

Surfers hang 10 for 20th Guy Daniels MemorialAs surfers prepare to hit the South Strand this weekend [more]

Six MBTFC athletes make National Junior Olympics

Six MBTFC athletes make National Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club was represented by [more]

Beach volleyball growing on Grand Strand sand

Beach volleyball growing on Grand Strand sandWhat was once a leisurely pick-up game on the beach [more]

NMB boys hoops hopeful Walker in it for long haul

NMB boys hoops hopeful Walker in it for long haulNorth Myrtle Beach believes Ryan Walker is the person to [more]

Injury halts former Chant La Stella's All-Star debut

Injury halts former Chant La Stella's All-Star debut Former Coastal Carolina standout and Los Angeles Angels second baseman [more]

Pelicans well represented at All-Star Futures Game

Pelicans well represented at All-Star Futures GameMyrtle Beach Pelicans’ catcher Miguel Amaya has been selected to [more]

Baseball bonds all ages at Legends for Youth Clinic

Baseball bonds all ages at Legends for Youth ClinicEight former big leaguers - and about 60 aspiring ones [more]

Jordans lead MBTFC to wins at Junior Olympics

Jordans lead MBTFC to wins at Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club was represented by [more]

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program New Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach Alyssa Hunter knows she [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach