Multiple quarterbacks have gone down due to injuries this season, and it appears Cam Newton is the latest signal-caller to join the mix. On Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers announced that he missed practice.
Newton is dealing with a foot injury that dates back to the preseason. He re-aggravated that injury on Thursday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A lackluster start to the season from Newton had everyone wondering if he was playing hurt. This latest development surrounding the former No. 1 overall pick validates those concerns.
Panthers reporter Joe Person believes the injury happened when Newton tried to escape pressure in the pocket on Thursday.
Video shows Newton maneuvering around the pocket before running out of bounds. He was reportedly grimacing after the play.
Here is the play were Newton may have suffered the injury:
This seems to be play Cam Newton aggravated his foot. Missed Greg Olsen by a mile on next play.
Cam was 7-of-8 passing before the throwaway, 18–of-42 after. pic.twitter.com/tPya2S3G5P
— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 17, 2019
Newton was far more accurate prior to this play. He completed 25-of-51 pass attempts for 333 yards and no touchdowns.
When healthy, Newton is an unstoppable force capable of taking over any game. That hasn’t been the case for a while now in Carolina due to his injuries.
If Newton has to miss time in order to recover, the Panthers will start Kyle Allen at quarterback.
Carolina should provide an update on Newton in the coming days.