Report: Panthers QB Cam Newton weighing foot surgery with 8-10 week recovery timeline
The Carolina Panthers have already placed Cam Newton on injured reserve and the quarterback could take the next step in his recovery. According to Ian Rapoport, Newton is weighing foot surgery with a two- to three-month recovery timeline.
Newton has been sidelined with a foot injury since Week 3 and was placed on injured reserve—effectively ending his season. Before being placed on injured reserve, Newton sought out multiple doctors to discover what would be best for his recovery.
At first, it was determined that surgery wasn’t necessary and rest could help him progress. However, the Panthers’ franchise quarterback may choose to undergo surgery for his Lisfranc injury anyways.
With Newton’s season being over, his main focus is now to get himself healthy for the 2020 season. In the event that he goes through with the surgery, his recovery process could take until January or February.
Nevertheless, that would put Newton in position to be healthy before the new league year begins in March. That is relevant as there is a chance that Carolina chooses to deal their dynamic quarterback in favor of Kyle Allen.
Allen has started in Newton’s absence and has led the Panthers to an impressive 5-1 record. Above all, Allen has Carolina in a decent position to possibly fight for a spot in the playoffs.
Due to his level of play, the Panthers will have quite the decision to make this offseason with Newton. To the dismay of Panthers fans, we may have seen the last of Newton in a Panthers uniform.