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Cam Newton diagnosed with a concussion after helmet hit

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The Carolina Panthers haven't exactly had the best of starts to the 2016 NFL season.

A quarter of the way through the regular season, the Panthers - who had serious goals of making it to a second straight Super Bowl - have only picked up one win. And things just got even worse.

That is after it was confirmed that star man Cam Newton suffered a concussion in their 48-33 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night in the Georgia Dome. You can check out how it happened below...


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While trying on a two-point conversion after a Kelvin Benjamin touchdown, Newton scrambled out of the pocket and looked set to ease over the goal-line. Well, at least that's what Newton thought.

The Panthers quarterback slowed down so much that it allowed Deion Jones of the Falcons to come over and try and stop Newton.

Jones did this, but the Atlanta linebacker did it with a helmet-to-helmet hit that clearly rocked Newton before he managed to stumble and stick out his arm across the plane.

After the official's arms went up in the air, Newton remained on the ground before managing to get up and jog off the field. The 2016 MVP was then taken into the Panthers locker room to undergo further diagnosis in the league’s concussion protocol. He wasn't seen again.

Derek Anderson stayed in for the rest of the game under center for Carolina and yet again the conversation about Cam Newton sustaining hits to his head rears its ugly head. Newton was rocked four times in the head by the Broncos on opening night and tonight was just another entry into the long list of Cam taking cheap hits. Hopefully, he's not out for too long.

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