Published: Sun, September 22, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Cam Newton Injury Outlook Continues To Worsen For The Panthers

Cam Newton Injury Outlook Continues To Worsen For The Panthers

In a move that was becoming increasingly clear to everyone closely watching the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Cam Newton will miss Week 3's game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, it was announced Friday. While Murray comes in with better credentials and two starts this season, the Panthers are confident Allen can get the job done. Newton has also notably rushed the ball less often in 2019, with only five attempts for minus-2 yards.

Yes, something is clearly amiss with Newton.

Coach Rivera refused to give specifics in regards to Cam's situation yesterday, and when asked a second time, he suddenly walked out of his press conference. "The unfortunate part was last week he was playing on a short week and the foot didn't have time to come back, as far as I understand it. It was just one of those things where we have to wait it out and see where it is [next week]". Sunday will mark a reunion of sorts for Allen, who battled Arizona QB Kyler Murray for the starting role at Texas A&M in 2015. He started the season on time, but he came away from the Panthers' second regular-season game on September 12 with what's been termed a sore foot. "So we want to make sure he is ready to roll and his foot can handle it". "I told you I won't know anything until tomorrow".

The 30-year-old dealt with shoulder issues through the second half of 2018 and missed the final two games of the season as a result. He entered the season with a career passer rating of 86.4 and 4,808 rushing yards, the third-most for a quarterback in National Football League history. Allen was the nation's top-ranked quarterback in 2014 among top recruiting sites (ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports) following a career that saw him throw for more than 8,000 yards and 86 touchdowns at Desert Mountain High School.

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