The Panthers have shut down Cam Newton for the season.
The nine-year quarterback was placed on IR due to an ongoing foot injury, the team announced Tuesday, giving way to Kyle Allen in Carolina.
“For the past seven weeks, Cam has diligently followed a program of rest and rehab and still is experiencing pain in his foot,” Panthers GM 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 has been sidelined since Week 3.
“Nobody is more frustrated with that fact than Cam. He’s one of the fiercest competitors I’ve been around during my 20-plus years in the League. At this time, we have decided that the best decision to reach the goal of bringing the foot back to 100 percent is to place Cam on injured reserve,” Hurney continued.
Newton completed 50 of 89 pass attempts this season for 572 yards in the two season-opening losses for Carolina.
Allen, who signed last year as an undrafted free agent, has won five of his first six starts.
The Panthers (5-3) face the Packers (7-2) on Sunday in Green Bay.
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