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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton remains in a boot and didn't practice today, staying inside for treatment. Ron Rivera remains cautiously optimistic Newton will be ready for the opener and hopes to see him on the field soon.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Allen says he working as though he will be the Panthers' starting quarterback in Week 1 even though the team is cautiously optimistic Cam Newton (foot sprain) will be ready. But as he reminds he works with that mentality every week.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers backup quarterback Kyle Allen taking snaps with Cam Newton not at practice after suffering a mid-foot sprain on Thursday.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Hoover, a martial arts expert who owns Fit to Fight in Charlotte, North Carolina, demonstrates with his son Riley some of what he teaches Panthers players such as Pro Bowl defensive lineman Kawann Short to help hone his skills and get in shape for the upcoming season.

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Panthers' Newton has sprain, hopeful for Week 1

The Panthers are hopeful that Cam Newton will be available for the regular-season opener after the quarterback suffered a mild sprain of his left foot in Thursday's preseason loss.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers GM Marty Hurney said Cam Newton has a mild mid-foot sprain on his left foot and the team is cautiously optimistic he will be ready for the opener against the Rams.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

While we wait to see how Cam Newton's sprained left foot will impact him over the next week or so, his backups, Kyle Allen and Will Grier, have two of the four lowest yards per attempt this preseason of any QB with at least 25 throws. This according to ESPN Stats and Information: Mike White, Dallas, 3.5; Kyle Allen, Carolina, 4.4; Brandon Allen, Rams, 4.5; Will Grier, Carolina, 4.6.

Clark: Why is Cam on the field? (1:43)
Cam suffers foot injury, leaves stadium in a boot (0:49)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Early indications are that Cam Newton suffered a sprained left ankle, per league source. The 2015 NFL MVP is expected to undergo more tests on Friday, but at least the initial outlook was the injury wasn't too serious.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Marty Hurney, regarding Cam Newton's injured left foot, told the team radio network: “We're hoping it's not too bad. We'll find out more tomorrow. But I hope it's not too bad.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The backup quarterback job remains a mystery for the Panthers, and the sense of urgency has to be intensified with Cam Newton's injured left foot. Coach Ron Rivera said he was looking for more consistency. He didn't get much. Kyle Allen completed 3 of 6 passes for 16 yards. Will Grier was 4-for-8 for 44 yards.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he didn't know much about Newton's injured left foot other than the medical staff was taking him in for x-rays. “He's in a walking boot,'' Rivera said. “That's all I can tell you.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers lose 10-3 to New England. But did they lose quarterback Cam Newton, who left after the third series with an injured left foot? That is the looming question from the third preseason game in which Carolina managed only 99 yards of total offense.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

More bad news for the Panthers' offense. Rookie tackle Greg Little left the field in a cart to be evaluated for a concussion. The team has high hopes for the second-round pick.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Might have said this before, but Panthers' first-round pick Brian Burns is the real deal. He had two sacks in 10 plays in the preseason opener. He's got a strip sack that Carolina recovered tonight. That "Spider-Man'' celebration is going to be something kids all over Charlotte are doing.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton is headed to the locker room after medical staff looked at his left/foot ankle following a sack, his second of the night. Might be it for him tonight. Newton had surgery on his left ankle in 2014.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton is 4-for-6 passing for 30 yards with two sacks in three series. He threw one pass away when the pocket broke down, a smart move. He took the sack the last time after scrambling around and now the staff is looking at his left leg. Not a smart move.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton's first pass in a live game since being shut down the final two games last season went for 3 yards to DJ Moore. A three-and-out for the Panthers' offense. Ron Rivera said he wanted to get three to four series out of his franchise quarterback. A few series like that and it could be more.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' game day: Ron Rivera hopes to get quarterback Cam Newton three to four series tonight when the Panthers face New England. It will be his first work of the exhibition season . A lot depends on how efficient the first series or two is. Running back Christian McCaffrey and the rest of the starters also expected to play in a dress rehearsal for the opener.

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