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Los Angeles Rams at Carolina Panthers: QB Cam Newton not listed on initial injury report for Week 1

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Cammy Cam sounds like a go for Week 1.

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton prior to the start of the preseason game against the New England Patriots, Aug. 22, 2019.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton prior to the start of the preseason game against the New England Patriots, Aug. 22, 2019.
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The Los Angeles Rams open the 2019 regular season by traveling to face the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

But after resting the starters in the preseason for a second consecutive year, it means they’re starting off with a very light injury report. As in very, very, very light:

2019 Los Angeles Rams Week 1 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related - DNP Full -

Yup. Not a single player listed on the initial report.

LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY ALL YEAR, YEAH? K, GOOD.

For the Panthers, it’s similarly sparse though one Panther is notably unlisted: QB Cam Newton.

Newton injured his foot against the New England Patriots in the Panthers’ third preseason game and was wearing a boot afterward. A week later, Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera said “there was no doubt” in his mind that Newton would be available for Week 1. That’s seemingly the case, now:

2019 Carolina Panthers Week 1 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Trai Turner G Groin - Limited Full -
Greg Little T Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Bruce Irvin LB/DE Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out

Two major concerns for the Panthers, then.

Little has been in the concussion protocol since that preseason game against the Pats while Irvin is nursing a hamstring issue. A year ago, the Panthers were already in an injury crisis headed into Week 1 (narrator: It would get worse...).