Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton got both good news and bad news this weekend.
After seeing foot and ankle expert Dr. Robert Anderson in Wisconsin on Friday, it was recommended that Newton will not need surgery on his ailing foot that does not seem to be improving.
The bad news is there is still no timetable for when Newton could return, and is expected to miss several more weeks. The former MVP is reportedly weighing his options, including being placed on the injured reserve, which would also end his season.
Newton and the Panthers are expected to decide on Monday how they will go forward per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport,
Newton has not played since Week 2 due to his Lisfranc injury, which he initially sustained in a preseason game a month earlier but attempted to play through it, he revealed in a Youtube video blog.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that Newton was growing frustrated at the lack of progress on his foot before seeing the specialist on Friday.
"He wants to compete so badly," Rivera said last week. "I did get the sense he was frustrated."
The team has managed to stay competitive with Kyle Allen as the starting quarterback. He entered Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans 4-1 as the team’s starter after the Panthers began the season 0-2. Allen also entered the game with seven touchdown passes to three interceptions and a 62.3 completion percentage.