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Panthers QB Cam Newton still rehabbing injured foot

Cam Newton

The Carolina Panthers are surprisingly above .500 despite not having Cam Newton back on the team. While they prefer that their starting quarterback will return to the sidelines, it’s still unsure as to when he’ll be able to play again.

The media checked up on Newton’s condition and whether he’ll be able to return to action. The answer they got from the team is a big shrug: they aren’t going to give any timelines on when their franchise pass-caller will be able to recover from his Lisfranc injury.

“Cam is still rehabbing,” Rivera said, via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com. “I’ll tell you guys where he is [status-wise] on Monday. I’ll tell you where he is on Wednesday.

“You don’t need to ask after that, to be honest with you.”

Newton has only played two games before having to sit out the next five games the team has been involved in. Kyle Allen has done a great job deputizing in the pocket, notching 1,059 passing yards and seven touchdowns.

However, he had easily his worst outing of the season Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. He went just 19 of 37 for 157 yards with no touchdowns, three interceptions — his first three of the season — and seven sacks as the Panthers were pounded, 51-13.

Newton has been the team’s top passer ever since being drafted first overall in the 2012 Draft. His superb passing and scrambling skills make him one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the league. His numbers may have dipped over the past couple of years, but he’s still a dangerous QB to leave alone.

Despite being 4-3, the team badly misses him and will be hoping that he’ll be able to return for their Week 9 game.