Newton addresses positive COVID-19 test on Instagram originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Cam Newton's focus is on recovery, it appears.
The Patriots quarterback used Instagram on Sunday to make his first public comments since New England placed him on its COVID-19/reserve list Saturday.
"I will never question God's reasoning; just will always respond with, YES LORD!!" Newton wrote. "I appreciate all the love, support and WELL WISHES!! I will take this time to get healthy and self reflect on the other AMAZING THINGS THAT I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR!!"
The Patriots announced Saturday that a player had tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and later placed Newton on their COVID-19/reserve list, ensuring the quarterback won't play in Monday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs if it happens as scheduled.
Newton has gotten off to a strong start in New England, throwing for 714 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions while adding 149 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
He'll be sidelined for at least Week 4, though, and could miss Week 5 depending on future test results.
Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer is expected to start over 24-year-old Jarrett Stidham in Newton's stead.