Panthers news: GM Marty Hurney speaks out on Cam Newton's foot injury
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Panthers GM Marty Hurney speaks out on Cam Newton’s foot injury

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been sidelined since Week 3 due to a foot injury, and now, he is going to see a specialist to address the issue.

On Friday, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney provided an update on Newton, saying that he still seems to be a rather long way away from returning to action.

“I spent a long time speaking with Cam this week and he’s done everything he possibly can in his rehab process to get his foot to 100 percent,” said Hurney, according to the Panthers’ team website. “Unfortunately, we haven’t reached that point. The next step is for him to go see Dr. Anderson and gather more information.”

Newton struggled in the two games he did play this season, 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 foot problem was not his only issue, either.

Newton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder during the offseason, marking the second such procedure he has undergone since the end of 2016.

He missed most of training camp and returned in preseason, and his rust showed in Weeks 1 and 2, as Newton’s lack of arm strength was a major topic of discussion over the first couple of games.

Since winning the MVP award in 2015, Newton has been on a decline, which has led to some thinking Carolina should move on.

Kyle Allen has been starting in Newton’s place, with the Panthers going 4-1 in Allen’s starts this season.