The Carolina Panthers have been and will continue to be without star quarterback Cam Newton for the foreseeable future.
Doctors diagnosed Newton with a Lisfranc injury in his foot – which is a sprain of the foot. Nearly two weeks ago Newton said in a video blog that he was hiding just how much his left foot sprain was hurting.
In Newton’s absence, the Panthers are 3-0 with backup quarterback Kyle Allen under center.
With his success in mind, the team does not have to rush Newton back into the lineup. And they won’t. Head coach Ron Rivera revealed Newton will not travel with the team to London for this weekend’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Here’s the news from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Panthers’ QB Cam Newton ruled out again this week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2019
As for when Newton will return to the field, it’s anyone’s guess.
Newton said he plans to take his time and get back to full health.
“It could be three weeks, it could be four weeks, it could be six weeks. But I have to understand and know if it takes that time, I trust in this team that they will — we will — still be in a great situation by the time I get back.”
Carolina travels to London this weekend before an off week.