Panthers QB Cam Newton’s foot has not been improving
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is reportedly off to Green Bay to see renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. Apparently, he’s doing so because his foot injury still isn’t showing signs of improvement, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
#Panthers QB Cam Newton hasn’t played since mid-September & his sprained foot is not getting better. He hasn’t done more than rehab to the side. The visit to Dr. Anderson in Green Bay is to learn why his condition isn’t improving, source said. Playing football is a long way off.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2019
Newton hasn’t played since Week 2 in September. In the two games he’s played this season, he’s completed just 56 percent of his passes for 572 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. He was clearly limited by the foot injury which he was trying to play through.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera has said that Newton is still rehabbing his injured foot, but it seems that the rehab has had little effect on his recovery.
Luckily for the Panthers, Kyle Allen has played surprisingly well in Newton’s absence. The undrafted second-year QB has gone 4-1 as a starter, completing 62 percent of his passes for 1,059 yards with seven touchdowns and just three interceptions.
However, all three of his picks came in an ugly 51-13 demolition at the hands of the undefeated San Francisco 49ers in Week 8. Allen also completed just 19 of 37 passes for 158 yards and was sacked seven times.
With Newton looking like he’s still nowhere near returning from his foot injury, Allen will have to continue to deputize at quarterback for the foreseeable future.
The Panthers have two winnable home games coming up against the Titans and the Falcons, with a tough road game at the Green Bay Packers sandwiched in between. So even with Newton unlikely to return anytime soon, the Panthers should still be in playoff contention if they can pick up those home wins