Cam Newton has hairline fracture in ribs

Expected to be ready for Week 1. Jason Butt

Print This August 24, 2014, 04:49 PM EST

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not participate in the team's next game against Pittsburgh.

Coach Ron Rivera told reporters that Newton has a hairline fracture in one of his ribs and will miss the preseason finale this Thursday.

However, Rivera said that Newton will be expected to be ready for the regular-season opener against Tampa Bay on Sept. 7.

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