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ESPN Insider Has Injury Update For Panthers QB Cam Newton

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

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 09: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looks to pass during the first quarter abasing the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Cam Newton didn't practice in any capacity this week, but the former MVP's status remained in the air until this afternoon. It turns out that Carolina won't have its franchise quarterback for this Sunday.

There were questions about Newton's shoulder heading into this season. Now, any doubt surrounding the Pro Bowler has to do with a foot injury he suffered back in the preseason.

Newton's foot injury originally occurred in August. He re-aggravated the injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, and clearly the injury is enough to keep him off the field.

According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Panthers have ruled out Newton for Week 3 due to his foot injury.

With Newton out of the picture, Kyle Allen will start on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

It's still unclear how long Newton will be out of action. This could be a minor absence or potentially linger for the foreseeable future.

Carolina needs Allen to step up in Newton's absence as the team tries to get its first win of the season. Allen started the final week of the season in 2018 for the Panthers, finishing the game with 228 passing yards and three total touchdowns.

Kickoff for this game between the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals at 4 p.m. ET from State Farm Stadium.