CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Things are looking up for Cam.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton practiced Wednesday for the first time since suffering a concussion 10 days ago in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Newton, the reigning MVP, is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints provided he doesn't suffer any setbacks this week.

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers is hit by Deion Jones #45 of the Atlanta Falcons resulting in a concussion for Newton at the Georgia Dome on October 2, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit:  Scott  Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Panthers clearly need their star healthy. At 1-4, Carolina has only a 6% chance to reach postseason based on historical figures since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff format in 1990.