Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered a bruised eye after landing on his head during the first quarter of the Patriots-Panthers preseason game.  He would be checked out and return to the game. 

During his postgame interview, Newton revealed his bruised eye and what was going through his mind as he dove for a first down in a preseason game.

Via Charlotte Observer:

Cam Newton walked into the interview room Friday night sporting a black eye and questioning his own judgment after an unexpected crash landing.

The Panthers’ eighth-year quarterback escaped a potentially serious injury when he scrambled out of the pocket and dove headfirst on a third-and-9 play in the first quarter, only to get upended by cornerback Jonathan Jones causing the 2015 MVP to land on his head.

The Panthers won the game 25-14.  The win keeps the Panthers undefeated in the preseason.