The New England Patriots released Wednesday’s injury report, and veteran quarterback Cam Newton was on it. The starting quarterback appeared on the Patriots’ injury report for the first time.
Newton saw limited action in the team’s first practice of Week 13. He is dealing with an abdomen injury, and the team confirmed the information.
The Patriots are coming off of a win over the Arizona Cardinals. It was an anemic win, as some like to call it, and Newton played every offensive snap. At one point in the game, Newton received a big hit from linebacker Isaiah Simmons. It happened in the final drive of the game. This hit attracted an unnecessary roughness penalty.
The veteran started 10 of the Patriots’ 11 games in the regular season. New England placed Newton on reserve/COVID-19 list in October, and he had to miss the team’s Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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The Patriots listed 11 players as limited participants in this injury report. Cornerback J.C. Jackson suffered a hip injury in the game against Arizona and his name was on this list, too.
LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (groin)
DT Adam Butler (shoulder)
DT Byron Cowart (back)
S Kyle Dugger (toe)
K Nick Folk (back)
TE Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand)
CB J.C. Jackson (hip)
G Shaq Mason (calf)
QB Cam Newton (abdomen)
ST Matthew Slater (knee)
RB J.J. Taylor (quad)
Linebacker Anfernee Jennings missed practice due to an illness. Veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore and wide receiver N’Keal Harry are no longer part of the Patriots’ injury report.
Patriots players will practice at their facility Thursday and Friday before making trip to LA to meet the Chargers.
The team has a chance to win the upcoming game, but experts are not really convinced that Patriots players will win each of the next five games. That’s what it takes for New England to make the playoffs again.
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels talked about Newton’s struggles on the field, but head coach Bill Belichick insists on having him under center. The Patriots picked Newton for a reason, and he is expected to do his job.