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Carolina Panthers Announce New Update On QB Cam Newton

A closeup of Cam Newton throwing a pass during a Panthers game.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The Carolina Panthers announced this morning an update on quarterback Cam Newton heading into Week 4 of the 2019 NFL regular season.

Newton missed the Panthers' Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Backup quarterback Kyle Allen led Carolina to a 38-20 win.

The Panthers have announced that they will be without Newton in Week 4, too.

Carolina released the following update:

Quarterback Cam Newton, who sat out Sunday’s win at Arizona, will also miss this week’s game at Houston with a foot injury.

“What Cam needs right now is time and rest for his foot. We want him at 100 percent when he’s ready, so there’s no exact timetable for his return,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “At this point, we’re going to go forward with Kyle (Allen) as our starter.”

Allen went 19-for-26 with 261 yards with four touchdowns and a 144.4 passer rating against the Cardinals to improve his career record to 2-0.

Newton, 30, aggravated his foot injury in a Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera made it clear on Sunday that Newton gets his job back once he's healthy.

Carolina is set to play at Houston on Sunday.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T.