by Jason Butt
August 24, 02014
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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