Panthers’ Cam Newton designs to have foot surgical treatment – ESPN


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton programs to bear surgery on the still left foot harm that eventually landed him on wounded reserve, interim coach Perry Fewell verified Wednesday.

Fewell reported Newton would undertake the treatment following 7 days.

Newton aggravated the Lisfranc injuries, at first endured in the 3rd preseason game, in a Week two decline to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He frequented with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson last thirty day period, and the choice at that time was he would not have medical procedures.

The 2015 NFL MVP was placed on wounded reserve 4 times later on.

The choice to transfer ahead with surgical procedure was initially claimed by NFL Community.

The information came out soon after Ron Rivera held his ultimate news meeting at Bank of The united states Stadium. The two-time NFL Mentor of the Year was fired on Tuesday by operator David Tepper.

Rivera reminded in the course of his news convention that the team’s struggles the earlier two seasons failed to get started till Newton was injured. The first pick of the 2011 draft suffered a shoulder injuries in the course of a six-two start off very last year that led to a seven-game shedding streak.

Kyle Allen, won his to start with four commences this time but has misplaced five of his past six, top to Rivera’s dismissal with the Panthers (five-7) all but eradicated from playoff competition.

“If you have a settled quarterback situation, you happen to be really doggone very good,” Rivera reported. “Our problems failed to commence right until when? Right until our quarterback acquired harm.

“So at the end of the working day, hopefully the younger person is heading to be wholesome and it’s going to be a great indication for this group.”

Newton’s injuries raised speculation that his foreseeable future at Carolina could be above, but Tepper said 3 months in the past and reiterated Tuesday that no selection has been made and would not be manufactured till Newton was healthful.

He also implied that the new head coach would have a say in Newton’s long run.

“Ideally, Cam’s wholesome,” Tepper reported Tuesday. “I frankly never know, and neither does Cam proper now.”

Newton, 30, has one particular calendar year still left on his contract. He is scheduled to rely $21.1 million towards the 2020 wage cap. Need to the staff make your mind up to go on from him right after this period, it would apparent $19.one million in cap area.

Before this harm, the to start with choose of the 2011 draft experienced skipped only three begins in 7 decades.

Newton indicated very last 7 days at his yearly Thanksgiving Jam, throughout which he fed one,three hundred underprivileged young children, that he desired to continue to be with the Panthers. He appreciated that Tepper and his spouse attended the occasion.

“I was born and lifted in Atlanta, Georgia, and I did my stint in so lots of various faculties, but Charlotte is home,” Newton explained. “Charlotte is a location I know people know me. They are not just assuming, they know how I am. They know my vitality. They know what I like and what I really don’t like. For me to have that variety of existence, it just reminds me that … it truly is appropriate.”