Cam Newton might not be back on the field anytime soon for the Panthers.
On Tuesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reported that the Carolina Panthers quarterback is out indefinitely with a Lisfranc injury. Person says surgery is “not in the plan at this time”, which would more than likely have him out for the remainder of the 2019 season.
Recovery period for Lisfranc injuries range between four to eight weeks, but that all depends on how severe the injury is.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced that Kyle Allen would be starting Week 4 and give Cam some extra time to get healthy.
“What Cam needs right now is time and rest for his foot,” Rivera said. “We want him at 100 percent when he’s ready, so there’s no exact timetable for his return.”
The 30-year-old Newton, who is entering the fifth year of his six-year, $118.47 million contract that includes $60 million guaranteed, has passed for 572 yards, no touchdowns and one interception so far in 2019.