Severity of Cam Newton's Injury Revealed by Panthers GM

Tanya Simon
August 24, 2019

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney revealed just how serious Cam Newton's mid-foot sprain is in his left foot - he's not even sure if he'll even play in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams on Sep. 8.

As if anyone needed more evidence for why Sean McVay is smart to rest his starters in the preseason, we got another example on Thursday night.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been diagnosed with a left mid-foot sprain, and it might not cost him regular-season playing time. "We'll see how it goes". Newton was examined on the bench and taken to the locker room. Allen completed 3-of-6 passes Thursday for 16 yards. No official word has been released on the extent of his injury but Newton did exit Gillette Stadium in a walking boot. He hasn't played on the field since December 17, when the team shut him down for the last two games of the season because of shoulder fatigue that prevented him from throwing the ball downfield.

Newton has been Carolina's starting quarterback since the Panthers picked him with the No. 1 choice in the 2011 NFL Draft after he'd won the 2010 Heisman Trophy and led Auburn to an undefeated season and the BCS national championship.

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Newton sat out earlier games this preseason while recovering from the shoulder injury that shortened his 2018 season.

Newton is as important to his team as anyone in the NFL.

The health of Newton has already been linked to how successful Carolina can be this season and despite average projections, adding another concern to his recent injury history is devastating.

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