Panthers’ Cam Newton could miss multiple weeks or be placed on injured reserve
The Carolina Panthers will have a tough decision to make when Cam Newton is ready to return but his return doesn’t appear to be imminent. According to Ian Rapoport, Newton could miss multiple weeks or be placed on injured reserve.
Over the past two months, Newton has been dealing with a foot injury that he originally injured during the preseason. Back in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Panthers’ veteran quarterback re-injured his foot and has been sidelined ever since.
Due to the lack of progress in his recovery, Newton will be going to get a second opinion on his foot after Sunday. Prior to seeing foot specialists, it is already determined that Newton won’t require surgery for his injury.
That is the good news while the bad news is that Newton doesn’t have a timetable for a return. The hope is that his foot injury will begin to heal faster with more rest.
Since he’s been injured in Week 2, Newton has failed to log a single practice and has done minimal work off to the side. As a result, Carolina could look to add Newton to injured reserve; especially if it is discovered that he could be out until December or later.
While Newton has been out, Kyle Allen has done a decent job filling in under center. Allen has gone 4-1 and has thrown for 1,059 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions in his five starts in 2019.
With Newton’s foot injury not getting any better, you have to wonder if we’ve seen the last of him in a Panthers’ uniform.