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Report: Cam Newton's abdomen injury has caused him 'an awful lot of pain'

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Cam Newton has not been 100 percent over the last few weeks, but the New England Patriots quarterback has continued to tough it out and not miss any games.

Newton showed up on the injury report with an abdomen injury before the Patriots' Week 12 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He was listed on the injury report with the same ailment ahead of the team's Week 13 matchup versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

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The veteran QB played in each game despite being limited in practice both weeks. The Patriots won those two games. He also started Thursday night's Week 14 clash against the Los Angeles Rams after again hitting the injury report with the same issue.

Even though Newton has been able to play, he's still battling plenty of discomfort, per FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

“I'm told that in fact he has been struggling with that abdominal injury," Glazer explained during FOX's pregame show. "It’s caused him an awful lot of pain for the last couple of weeks here, but because they have the short week, they forced him to rest. And as a result, today (Thursday) he felt better than he has the last few weeks.”

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Newton missed the Patriots' Week 4 game versus the Kansas City Chiefs after testing positive for COVID-19 a few days prior to that matchup. He's played and started in each of the other 11 games for the Patriots in 2020. 

The former league MVP has not enjoyed a ton of success throwing the football this season with just five touchdown passes and nine interceptions entering Week 14. Newton has made a tremendous impact running the football, though, and his 11 rushing touchdowns are tied for the third-most in the league.