By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Carolina Panthers will have to finish the season without it’s long-time starting quarterback. Cam Newton has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.
With Newton now missing the rest of the season, the Panthers will continue with Kyle Allen as the starting signal-caller. He is 5-1 as the team’s starter since replacing Newton.
“For the past seven weeks, Cam has diligently followed a program of rest and rehab and still is experiencing pain in his foot,” general manager Marty Hurney said. “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.
“We have said all along that it is impossible to put a timetable on this injury. 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.”
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft only played in two games this season. He was 0-2 in those two starts.
Newton went 50 of 89 for 572 yards. He also threw one interception.