Cam Newton confident he'll be ready for opener

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton expressed confidence that he'll play despite a fractured rib.

Newton told reporters today he has no doubt he'll play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Newton also disclosed that several ribs were impacted by the injury.

Newton is coming off offseason ankle surgery.

Now, he has another injury to overcome.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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