Report: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Dealing with a Lisfranc Injury

There’s more bad news for the Panthers, as despite winning Sunday they could be without their starting quarterback for a while.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that Cam Newton is believed to be dealing with a Lisfranc injury.

The plan for now is for Newton to continue rehabbing and avoid surgery, but he could be sidelined for some time, Pelissero adds.

Joe Person of The Athletic was first to report the news.

The development comes one day after the Panthers ruled out Newton for their Week 4 matchup against the Houston Texans. Kyle Allen will get the start this week.

“What Cam needs right now is time and rest for his foot,” coach Ron Rivera said in a statement Monday. “We want him at 100 percent when he’s ready, so there’s no exact timetable for his return. At this point, we’re going to go forward with Kyle (Allen) as our starter.”

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