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Injury Update For Panthers QB Cam Newton

Cam Newton wearing a headband with a towel on his head on the sidelines .

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 03: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during the first half of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 3, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers announced that Cam Newton would be out indefinitely because of a foot injury. There were reports about him suffering from a Lisfranc injury, but that might not be the case.

Newton wasn't performing up to his standards during the first two weeks of the season for Carolina. It was clear that he wasn't 100 percent due to his inaccurate passing and inability to make plays with his legs.

The Panthers decided to sit Newton in Week 3 and allow Kyle Allen to lead the offense. Surprisingly, the undrafted quarterback threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns in a victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Since Allen showed he's capable of holding down the fort in Carolina, the team announced that Newton would be out for an extended period of time.

Although it was being diagnosed as a Lisfranc injury on Tuesday, NFL Network reporter Tiffany Blackmon revealed that Newton's MRI results confirmed it's a midfoot sprain.

Midfoot sprains are similar to a Lisfranc injury; however, the latter is much more serious.

Either way, it sounds like the Panthers will not have the former MVP at quarterback until he makes a full recovery.

Carolina is on the road this weekend as it faces off against Houston.

The Panthers will need Allen to keep pace with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.