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Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera: “No doubt in my mind” that QB Cam Newton will be healthy for Week 1 vs. Los Angeles Rams

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Cammy Cam seems set to go for Week 1.

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton greets HC Ron Rivera prior to the Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos, Sep. 8, 2016.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton greets HC Ron Rivera prior to the Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos, Sep. 8, 2016.
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A week from today, we’ll get the first injury reports from the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers for Week 1 of the regular season.

When we do, all eyes will be on the Panthers’ side to see if it includes one name: QB Cam Newton.

Newton injured his foot against the New England Patriots last Thursday in the Panthers’ third preseason game and was wearing a walking boot after. Yesterday though, Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera disclosed that Newton is out of the boot and that there was “no doubt in my mind” that Newton would “be ready” for the season opener:

Newton is all but certain not to play on Thursday when the Panthers close out their preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers. So we won’t get anything concrete on his foot’s readiness until that injury report.

Until then, we’ll have to rely on Rivera’s lack of doubt that Cammy Cam will be good to go in a week and a half.