This is less than ideal for Cam Newton and the Panthers.
The quarterback was removed from the Panthers’ matchup against the Patriots on Thursday with a foot injury, the team announced. He was sacked twice before being taken out of the game.
And now Cam Newton’s left foot is being evaluated on the sideline.
He already been sacked twice. pic.twitter.com/OuV9iXVlyN
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 23, 2019
Newton underwent X-rays after exiting and was diagnosed with a sprain in his left foot, according to multiple reports.
Source says that, after x-rays, Panthers QB Cam Newton was diagnosed with a sprain in his left foot. Team will know more tomorrow.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 23, 2019
Newton getting hurt is not a good thing for Carolina, but what is especially frustrating here is this was his first game back after offseason shoulder surgery.
He didn’t even make it out of the first half in a game that has no bearing on the outcome of the season. Newton was seen leaving the stadium in a walking boot.
Cam Newton was seen leaving the stadium in a walking boot. pic.twitter.com/vQ0PRGIMA0
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 23, 2019
The 30-year-old threw for 3,395 yards with 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season.
Kyle Allen is the team’s backup quarterback but the Panthers also drafted Will Grier out of West Virginia this year so they have options if Newton misses any real time.