Cam Newton, the star rookie quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, is listed as probable on the team's injury report and looks likely to play Sunday.
A Panthers team spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday that Newton is expected to play when the Panthers host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Newton felt soreness in his right arm on Friday, and he had a subsequent MRI. The team has determined Newton has stiffness in his right, throwing shoulder.
Newton took all of the first-team reps at quarterback in the Panthers' practices this week before he developed the soreness on Friday, according to The AP.
He was added to the team's injury report on Saturday morning, but remains probable.
The first-year quarterback Newtown has quickly become one of the NFL's best quarterbacks in his rookie season. Newton has completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 2,393 yards already.
He has passed for more than 300 yards in three of his eight games.
For context on his rookie season, Sports Illustrated offered the following numbers in last week's issue. When Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was a rookie in 1998, he passed for 1,873 yards in his first eight starts.
Still, Carolina is stuck in the cellar of the NFC South at 2-6 heading into Sunday's game against the Titans.