Panthers’ Newton (foot) goes on IR, season over

Field Level Media

November 05, 2019 at 7:12 pm.

The ongoing saga regarding the foot injury of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has ended, with the veteran going on injured reserve to end his 2019 season.

“For the past seven weeks, Cam has diligently followed a program of rest and rehab and still is experiencing pain in his foot,” Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement. “He saw two foot specialists last week who agreed that he should continue that path prescribed by the team’s medical staff, and that it likely will take significant time for the injury to fully heal.”

Newton, 30, played in just two games this season, both defeats, and has not seen action since a Sept. 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers are 5-1 since then with Kyle Allen at quarterback.

The official diagnosis was a Lisfranc injury to the left foot, and surgery had not been recommended for Newton as of this past weekend, according to multiple reports.

Newton, the first overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Auburn, threw for 572 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in his two games this season. He has passed for 29,041 yards in his nine-year career with 182 touchdowns and 108 interceptions.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection was named NFL First-Team All-Pro in 2015, his Most Valuable Player season.