Dayton also said Newton is experiencing soreness in addition to the injury to his back. Newton has two transverse process fractures in his lower back after the incident, which occurred around 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday near Bank of America Stadium.
Newton spent the night under observation, but the team said Tuesday that Newton had "no further internal injuries."
Newton was not charged in the car accident, according to the crash report.
From the Observer:
Team officials had no comment on Newton’s football-related status but were privately doubtful he could play in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
Jarrett Bell of USA TODAY reports that Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said he was thankful that the crash wasn't any worse. He also said, "God bless the fact that he was wearing a seat belt."
- Sarah Barshop