Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was forced to miss the team’s last game as he recovers from a foot injury. However, the team managed to get a win over the Arizona Cardinals in his absence. With backup quarterback Kyle Allen playing well in the win over the Cardinals. The Panthers will try to give Newton as much time as he needs to recover from his foot injury before returning to the lineup.
“What Cam needs right now is time and rest for his foot. We want him at 100 percent when he’s ready, so there’s no exact timetable for his return,” coach Ron Rivera said in a statement Monday. “At this point, we’re going to go forward with Kyle [Allen] as our starter.”
Rivera also didn’t rule out the fact that Cam Newton could miss more games after their contest with the Houston Texans this week. How long will the foot injury keep Newton out?
“It was to make sure everybody understands there is no timetable,” he said of the decision to go ahead and rule Newton out for Week 4. “And just really kind of end it.” “There really is no timetable, so we’ll see what happens.”
Foot Injury News for Cam Newton
Allen, who played collegiately in Houston, looked impressive against the Cardinals. The rookie completed 19 of 26 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns. The foot injury could be a blessing in disguise for the Panthers.
With the second-year player outplaying Newton, who hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in two games, there is a potential quarterback controversy brewing in Carolina. This with some fans clamoring for the team to switch to Allen as their full-time starter over Cam Newton. However, Rivera apparently isn’t considering making such a change at the moment.
If Allen continues to play well and Newton returns and is still underperforming, Rivera will likely make a switch. Until then, Rivera just needs his backup to help him win some games while Newton is out.