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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 23: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots walks to the practice field during training camp at Gillette Stadium on August 23, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steven Senne-Pool/Getty Images)

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton spent the second half of Friday’s OTA practice as an observer, after appearing to injure his throwing hand halfway through the session. Although Newton stayed on the field for the duration of practice, he didn’t throw for the final hour or so, and spent the time flexing his fingers and focusing on the area between his thumb and index finer.

The initial prognosis, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, is promising. “There’s ‘nothing broken’ with Cam Newton’s injured throwing hand,” Guregian tweeted following practice on Friday. She noted Newton will undergo “further testing.”

Newton appeared to suffer the injury during a pocket presence drill. He left the rest of the quarterbacks to speak with the Patriots training staff, at one point seeming to double over in pain.

With Newton standing on the sidelines, reps opened up for the other three quarterbacks. Jarrett Stidham seemed to make the most of the opportunity, walking away with some of the most impressive throws on the day.

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