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Source: Knee injury contributed to Cam's fall

From ESPN - January 13, 2018

As the league investigates whether the concussion protocol was properly followed with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday in New Orleans, the NFL now has an unexpected factor to consider.

In addition to getting poked in the eye as the team said he was, Newton also injured his knee during the Panthers' 31-26 wild-card loss to the Saints. The NFL learned about the injury while interviewing Panthers officials over the phone this week.

A league source told ESPN that the bothersome knee injury was a contributing factor when Newton staggered to the ground and struggled to stay balanced once he took a knee after a hard hit to the head from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata.

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