Panthers news: Carolina officially rules out Cam Newton for Week 3
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Carolina Panthers officially rule out Cam Newton for Week 3

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There had been plenty of speculation regarding whether or not Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would be good to go in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals. It appears Carolina finally has their answer.

Newton was unable to log in any practice time all week due to a foot injury. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, he has now officially be ruled out for the start of their two-game road trip.

Panthers officially ruled out QB Cam Newton due to his foot injury, meaning Carolina QB Kyle Allen will start Sunday vs Cardinals.

There is no question Newton has endured his fair share of struggles to start the 2019 NFL season. Regardless, his absence is still slated to leave a rather notable void under center in the Panthers’ offense.

The onus will now fall on quarterback Kyle Allen to serve as a viable replacement in Newton’s stead. He has made one start in his career, which resulted in a 33-14 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 17 of the 2018 NFL season. Allen enjoyed a rather solid outing after finishing the game completing 16 of 27 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns.

Although Carolina has a favorable matchup this week in Arizona, Allen still faces a tall task in getting this team its first win of the season. Things hardly got off to an ideal start after losing their first two home games. Newton’s performance during those games raised even more concern about his ability to produce once he is able to make his return.