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Ron Rivera Issues Update On Panthers QB Cam Newton

Cam Newton on the sideline during a game against Tampa Bay.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter of their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

There was speculation that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would've returned from his foot injury by now. But his rehab has taken a bit longer than expected.

According to a report on Monday, the Panthers quarterback will miss more time as he continues to get healthy. Kyle Allen will start this upcoming Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

ESPN's Ian Rapoport also reports that Rivera's comments may also reveal Newton will continue to rehab for a week or more.

The Panthers would certainly like to have Newton back. Carolina has no intention to trade the former NFL MVP before the deadline, contradicting lingering rumors. If anything, the Panthers would wait until next season to make a move.

Quarterback Kyle Allen has filled in well during Newton's absence. Allen is 4-1 as the team's starter.

But the Panthers are coming off a blowout loss to the undefeated San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Allen had his worst game yet, completing just 51.35 percent of his passes for 158 yards and three interceptions. It's the first time all season Allen threw a pick.

The Panthers will look to bounce back on Sunday against the Titans. Allen also looks to revert to his original stellar play.

For now, Newton will continue to watch from the sideline as he gets healthy.