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NFL Insider Provides Injury Update For QB Cam Newton

Cam Newton walks off the field.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 22: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers exits the field during the preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Carolina Panthers have a Cam Newton problem. The star quarterback re-injured his foot on Thursday night in the team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is in danger of missing the Panthers' game this weekend.

Newton suffered a sprained foot during the preseason and re-aggravated the injury in Week 2.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Newton was spotted in a walking boot on Wednesday morning. The report puts his status in jeopardy for Carolina's must-win game against the Arizona Cardinals this weekend.

Rapoport revealed the team will know more about his status soon. If Newton practices this week he has a "shot" to play, but that seems like a long-shot at this point.

Here's more from Rapoport.

Earlier this week, head coach Ron Rivera had a troubling update for his star quarterback.

"He was low about it, he really was. He wants to compete so badly," Rivera said, via Panthers.com. "It’s tough. He wants to be out there for his teammates. I appreciate our conversation. He was very honest and he was up-front about it. He said he’s going to do everything he can. We’ll see what happens."

Carolina and Arizona kick off on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX.