WATCH: Cam Newton Limps off Subject vs. Patriots in Preseason


Cam Newton


Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton

Cam Newton left close to the top of the primary quarter of Carolina’s third preseason recreation Thursday night time towards the Patriots. He was seen limping to the locker room, and The Athletic’s Joe Particular person confirms {that a} foot harm has ended the night time for the Panthers quarterback.

Newton has seen a slew of accidents the previous couple of seasons. He underwent an “arthroscopic process” on his proper shoulder this January, in addition to one on a torn rotator cuff in the identical shoulder in March 2017.

Previous to leaving, Newton accomplished 4-of-6 passes for 30 yards in his preseason debut after sitting the primary two towards the Bears and Payments. He was additionally sacked twice, together with on the failed scramble try that noticed him get injured proper close to the top of the quarter.

Right here’s the video of the harm.

In response to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Rivera and the Panthers have been cautious about forcing Newton again to the sphere.

Newton has gotten a day without work from throwing in apply each three days. However he has demonstrated good arm power over the previous month and threw in each joint practices with the Payments, which resembled recreation situations in each approach besides full-scale tackling.

Head coach Ron Rivera anticipated to solely use him for 3 to 4 possessions on Thursday.

“A whole lot of it is going to be in regards to the circulation of the sport greater than the rest,” coach Ron Rivera mentioned to the Charlotte Observer. “Ideally, you’d wish to have a number of — three or 4 — actually good possessions and you then’d go from there and make your evaluation.”

Newton has thrown for no less than 3,000 yards in every of his eight seasons in Carolina. Regardless of lacking the ultimate two video games of final 12 months, he threw for 3,395 yards (finishing over 67 % of his passes) for 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

The Panthers missed out on the playoffs with a 7-9 document, together with a 7-game shedding streak from November by way of most of December. This harm places a scare right into a bounceback season.

Who Will Play in Newton’s Place?

Kyle Allen is the backup on the depth chart. The second-year teenager out of Texas A&M tossed for 266 yards, two touchdowns and no picks final season in a reserve position.

Allen has struggled within the preseason. His final look was a 4-for-11 outing for simply 32 yards towards the Payments in a 27-14 loss. He fared higher within the opener towards the Bears, going 7-of-11 for 76 yards.

He’s getting pushed by third-round choose Will Grier. The rookie out of West Virginia has thrown the one landing of the preseason, up to now, and has totaled 152 yards. The 24-year-old has additionally tossed two picks within the course of, dampening the early enthusiasm.

If Newton’s harm is only a foot sprain, he needs to be prepared by Week One. Sprains sometimes heal inside two to 4 weeks, which means that his may very well be a moot level. He walked off the sphere beneath his personal energy, which means that the harm is best than any form of bone break or ankle ligament tear.

Keep tuned for additional developments on Newton’s harm standing.