Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera walked out of his Thursday press conference after repeated questioning about Cam Newton’s injury status.
Rivera told reporters in Raleigh that he would not be able to update Newton’s status – the quarterback is battling a foot injury – until Friday, two days before they face the Arizona Cardinals.
September 22, 2019, 5:00pm
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But more questions came about Newton, despite a warning that he would leave, and Rivera – normally a media friendly coach – duly walked out after only around two minutes.
“Cam was in meetings today [Thursday],” Rivera said as the press conference started.
“He was inside for treatment. Kyle’s (backup QB Kyle Allen) preparing as if he’s going to start and we’ll have have more clarity tomorrow as we continue to go forward. Tomorrow we should have a good feel for where he is and we’ll go from there.”
After two questions about the Cardinals game, the subject returned to Newton travelling with the team to Arizona and a clearly perturbed Rivera said: “You’ll have to wait and see. I’m not going to talk about it any more. Let’s talk about Arizona – it would be good to answer those kind of questions.”