Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was injured in a car accident today.
According to a WBTV report, a man appearing to be Newton was seen strapped down to a stretcher and was taken to the hospital.

"We are closely monitoring the situation of a car wreck involving Cam Newton," the Panthers said in a statement. "We will have more information at an appropriate time."
Newton was conscious and smiling after crash in uptown Charlotte after he was removed from his vehicle.

Cam Newton has two transverse fractures in his back.  A transverse fracture is a break that goes across the bone.  This is the same injury that Tony Romo suffered earlier in the season.  Romo missed one game, but was able to play through it with help of medication to ease the pain.  There hasn't been any update on Newton's status for this week.

UPDATE: Cam Newton was released from the hospital Wednesday morning.  The Panthers announced that Derek Anderson will start this week in place of Newton against the Buccaneers.