Cam Newton thankful to survive accident

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is thankful to be alive after surviving a scary car accident.

"I do not know where to begin because by the look of that picture soMEone is supposed to be dead or severely injured worse than what I am right now!" Newton wrote on Instagram. "While I am resting up the thought that keeps flashing in my mind is that GOD IS GOOD and someone has there protective hands on my life shielding me from any danger that may come my way! I thank you to the people who have been keeping me in there prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery!"

Newton will miss a game with transverse process fracftures in his lower back.

Newton wasn't at fault in the two-car accident.

No citations were issued.

"And as that crash constantly plays back in my mind every time I close my eyes, I can't go another day without me THANKING GOD for the opportunities he has given me in my life and this accident puts ALOT of things in perspective of what's important and what's not!" Newton wrote on Instagram. So if you read this I challenge you to L1VE life to the fullness everyday!"

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
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.