This week, Cam Newton consulted with a specialist to determine what is the best solution for his persistent foot injury. The good news is that doctors still do not recommend surgery for him. However, there is a legitimate chance that the Carolina Panthers quarterback will not play in 2019.
Newton’s foot should need several more weeks to heal, reports NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Since the season is now half finished, the injured reserve is not out of the question.
@NFLGameDay Kickoff: Panthers’ QB Cam Newton is evaluating his options this weekend and the injured reserve is on the table for him … Plus, the #Chiefs should not have the QB Patrick Mahomes for today. Hui & # 039; s game pic.twitter.com/FbkRLtPcUS
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 3, 2019
Newton addressed the foot problem earlier in the season and said he had to wait until he was 100% healthy before playing again. The injuries to Lisfranc tend to linger and may be aggravated again, which happened to Newton after he was injured during the pre-season.
Kyle Allen played extremely well in four games – all won – before Sunday’s 51-13 loss to the 49ers, when he made three interceptions. Although some updates about Newton seemed positive over the last few weeks, it seems that Allen is still in charge of the rest of the season.