Panthers’ QB Cam Newton Aggravates Foot Injury, Might Not Play Against Cardinals

Cam Newton with Panthers in 2017. Photo by Damon Tarver/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton might be joining the long list of veteran quarterbacks who won’t be on the field for Week 3. Panthers confirmed on Tuesday that Newton aggravated the left foot injury, with NFL network reporting that this could cause him to miss the Sunday’s game against Arizona Cardinals.

Newton, who suffered the initial injury in the preseason, felt his foot was “sore” during the Week 2 loss against Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The issue made him miss Tuesday and Wednesday’s practices while he is reportedly still in the walking boot.

Panthers, however, aren’t willing to reveal much detail at the moment. The team’s general manager Marty Hurney told The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue that there is currently no timetable for the 30-year-old signal-caller and that his status is day-to-day.

After missing the last two games of 2018 with a shoulder injury, Cam Newton looked quite rusty entering this season. In the first two games, he completed just 55.7 percent of his passes while throwing for 563 yards. The alarming thing, however, was that he failed to score a single touchdown and has negative two yards rushing.

If Newton doesn’t recover in time, Panthers, who are currently 0-2, will probably roll with second-year QB Kyle Allen on Sunday. Allen played two games in his rookie season and managed to complete 64.5 percent of his passes for 266 yards and two TDs.