Cam Newton’s foot reportedly isn’t improving

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It’s been seven weeks since Cam Newton last played football. It may be more than seven weeks before he plays again.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports that Newton’s sprained foot “is not getting better,” and that “[p]laying football is a long way off.”

Per Rapoport, Newton will make the trip to see Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay because the condition isn’t improving.

It’s fair to wonder whether Newton will play again this season. It’s also fair to wonder, if he doesn’t, whether Newton will never play for the Panthers again. Signed through 2020 at a salary next year of $18.6 million, the Panthers could decide to move on after the season.

That decision could depend on whether owner David Tepper chooses to stay the course at G.M. and/or head coach. The first order of business for a new regime could be to find a new quarterback, especially if the current one can’t get or stay healthy.

49 responses to “Cam Newton’s foot reportedly isn’t improving

  1. The first order of business for a new regime could be to find a new quarterback, especially if the current one can’t get or stay healthy.
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    Most seem to think they have

  2. Find a new QB? Isn’t the current backup playing lights out? Seems like they’ve already got Newton’s replacement in house.

  3. I have been saying since week one that he should sit the year. Between his shoulder and foot he needs time to heal. I wouldn’t move on from him because when healthy he is a top QB but he hasn’t been healthy in a while because they keep trotting him out there as soon as he is good enough to play but never really healthy.

  4. The timetable they’ve been on with this injury seems off. For a normal person the non-surgical treatment for Lisfranc is typically 6 weeks in a cast with no weight whatsoever on the foot. (And that is for normal people who don’t run and get hit for a living.) Newton played on 9/12 but there were already articles here on PFT from 10/15 talking about them anticipating him back to practice shortly. Since it seems unlikely you’d take a cast off after 6 weeks of zero activity and instantly send him to practice they must have been on some sort of sped-up schedule. And this isn’t the sort of injury that heals quickly.

  5. His play hasn’t been improving either, and the Panthers have their long term answer at quarterback RIGHT NOW.

  6. How is Cam’s foot health the coaches fault? I have never understood the belief that a franchise needs to can good front offices in order to restart. That FO at one time built this team into a SB conteder and they have been competitive this year.
    Give them the opportunity to rebuild and make another run.

  7. All playmaker QBs have a very window to win a championship. Cam’s window has closed. The same will happen to Deshaun unless the Texans go all in in the next 2-3 trying to win a championship.

  8. Cam has made a lot of money in his career. He should think long and hard about hanging it up. His style of play, coupled with his injury history paints a bleek picture for an aging Cam Newton in the NFL. Panthers have a kid they can evaluate for the next season and a half, time to move on.

  9. If it is a lisfranc injury as has been reported it won’t be the first to end a career, though most of those career ending lisfranc injuries were to basketball players

  10. I really have no idea if its true or not, but maybe this is what happens when you eat no protein? Hows that vegan diet working out Cam?

  11. His QB play hasnt improved for years either…but it’s not about that…its about “fashion” right Cam?

    and it’s DEFINITELY not about going after fumbles in the Super Bowl either.

  12. Along with the bruised foot is a severely bruised ego, watching this replacement play better than him….

  13. Philip Rivers will be the Panthers QB next year and they’ll be in the playoffs. There’s been no Spanos promised contract extension for Rivers in LA.

  14. Love his photo and thankfully NBC Sports nailed it . Dude is clueless and most likely done as a starting QB.

  15. Sounds like his time in Carolina is done. The Panthers might cut him. Coming off shoulder surgery and a bum foot is gonna be tough in the free agent market.

  16. Maybe someone will listen to me and pay attention to the rise in Foot injuries among elite athletes…
    In Cams’ case it has been whispered that it is a Lisfranc injury…whether thats true or not, it is one that shouldn’t be a career ender for a QB

  17. billzbubb says:
    November 1, 2019 at 10:49 am
    Find a new QB? Isn’t the current backup playing lights out? Seems like they’ve already got Newton’s replacement in house.

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    If by lights out you mean 24th in the league in QBR, 60 percent completion rating, on a 4-3 team.

  18. Cam is indeed in Green Bay today(Friday) and has been ruled out not only for this week vs the Titans, but also next week vs. the Packers in Green Bay.

  19. I hope Cam Cheating never plays again.

    I want him to think about what he has done with his life and to feel the pain that he has as a result.

    When he was in college, he could have earned a degree doing hard work and doing it honestly; instead he intentionally chose to cheat twice and fled his responsibility for doing so by going to another school. He twice violated his school’s honor code and is a disgrace to all of us who worked hard in college and graduated without cheating EVER.

    I want this clown to face the fact that having stolen property and hiding it to avoid the policy is a step up in being a disgrace. He chose to be like this and should feel everything.

    And then during his fraud season where his team only made the playoffs feasting on playing 13 games against teams with losing records, he made a fateful and selfish decision to not fall on a fumble in the most important game of his career. And let him further feel the salt in the wound of his selfishness by likely never going back to play that game again.

    Let us also never forget that he is a selfish and self important buffoon who feels he is above answering questions like all decent and talented pro football athletes do even if he feels the questions are worthless. This miscreant is a boil on the backside of his team.

  20. Is this going to effect his pregame fashion show that he airs on his Instagram account every week before games, because let’s face it that’s very important to Cam. Wanna be honest about Cam then you gotta start RIGHT THERE!! The guy is more consumed with his BRAND then he is with being a great quarterback, and that is ONE OF MANY things that have been holding him back from taking that next step to becoming an elite quarterback

  21. i’ve loved watching this guy play, but i think he should retire before he cripples himself. he has laid it all on the line (except maybe on that fumble), it is no surprise his body is starting to show it.

    he will be a star for the rest of his life if he wants to be on television.

  22. tylawspick6 says:
    November 1, 2019 at 11:05 am
    I wonder if Lamar Jackson will end up like this, but sooner?

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    Mahomes too…he’s already injured. Newton’s size probably contributed to him lasting this long. These exciting to watch QB’s all seem to end up like RGIII. Even Vick had some nasty injuries back in the day (albeit one was a broken ankle/foot from a horse collar tackle IIRC)

  23. BuckyBadger says:
    November 1, 2019 at 10:52 am
    I have been saying since week one that he should sit the year. Between his shoulder and foot he needs time to heal. I wouldn’t move on from him because when healthy he is a top QB but he hasn’t been healthy in a while because they keep trotting him out there as soon as he is good enough to play but never really healthy.

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    Top QBs jump on their fumbles in the biggest game of their career and are more concerned with the game than what they will wear after it.

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