The unique quarterback situation in New England just reached a new level of uncertainty as Patriots QB Cam Newton suffered a bone bruise on his throwing hand during practice on Friday.
Newton suffered a slight bone bruise in his right hand during organized team activities after banging it on a helmet, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. He said the injury is not considered serious but could limit his participation in the Patriots’ on-field work until training camp.
“Not considered major at all, but since it’s the Spring, we may not see much more of him until training camp,” he tweeted.
NFL Network’s Mike Giardi reports that Newton exited the session and spent considerable time with trainer Jim Whelan and a team doctor after suffering the injury to his hand.
New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels checked in on the veteran before returning to work with the other three Patriots quarterbacks, while Newton later took a knee and watched his teammates participate in drills.
Around the NFL reports that Mac Jones isn’t quite at 100% just yet either. The rookie QB was seen wearing a sleeve on his right calf, which Giardi reports was something that appeared to bother the QB on a couple of occasions.
Along with Newton and Jones, quarterbacks Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer are on New England’s roster. Stidham was drafted by New England in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, while Hoyer — who has been in the league for 13 years in a backup position on various rosters — was signed by the Patriots as a free agent in March 2020.