Advertisement

Newton to miss time after traveling to medical appointment

New England Patriots' Cam Newton (1) in action during a pre-season NFL football game against...
New England Patriots' Cam Newton (1) in action during a pre-season NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)(Rich Schultz | AP)
Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 2:29 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The Patriots say quarterback Cam Newton will miss at least three days of practice this week after traveling to a team-approved, out of town medical appointment over the weekend.

The team said in a statement that Newton went to the appointment on Saturday and tested negative each day for COVID-19. But due to a misunderstanding about tests conducted away from NFL facilities that is required by NFL and NFLPA protocols, he has been subjected to a five-day, re-entry cadence before he can return to the Patriots team facilities.

It marked the first practice absence this preseason for Newton.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.