Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to play one quarter in preseason debut

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Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that quarterback Cam Newton will play about one quarter in the team's second preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs​ on Sunday.

Earlier this week, Newton was medically cleared to play in the game. It will be Newton's first action in a game since undergoing surgery on his left ankle over the offseason.

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“We’ll see,” Rivera said to the Charlotte Observer. “Right now the initial plan is to get him into the first quarter and then go from there.”

Newton said his ankle is still not 100 percent but is good enough to play in the game.

The thing that keeps coming back up is, ‘Keep treating it. Treat it when it feels good, treat it when it feels bad. Don’t be that guy that only treats it when it’s nagging," Newton said.

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