Report: Panthers QB Cam Newton to visit foot specialist
Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen got his first taste of a reality sandwich last Sunday, when he completed just 19 of his 37 passes with three interceptions during a 51-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
But that doesn’t mean Cam Newton will be back any time soon.
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Newton is headed to see a foot specialist to address the injury that has sidelined him since Week 3.
In two starts this season, Newton was very underwhelming, throwing for 572 yards, no touchdowns and an interception while completing just 56.2 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 71.
The Panthers lost each of those first two games, and due to his foot issue, Newton has not played since. Allen, a second-year quarterback, took over in his stead and led Carolina to four straight wins, building momentum that he should remain the starting signal-caller even if Newton was able to get healthy.
But whether or not Newton will ever be able to remain fully healthy at this stage is a big question mark.
The 30-year-old has undergone two arthroscopic shoulder surgeries on his throwing arm since the end of 2016, most recently having a procedure done last January.
Newton’s lack of arm strength appeared to be a major concern during the two games he was under center in September, and now, he has the foot issue on top of that.
Since winning the MVP award back in 2015, Newton has been on the decline.
The Panthers are 4-3 on the season and will take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.