After aggravating a foot injury on 27, carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sat out Training on Tuesday and Might miss Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
General manager Marty Hurney and head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Newton explained his foot was sore after the Thursday night loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the team.
The 30-year-old sprained his foot from the New England Patriots last month in a preseason game.
Team-mate Eric Reid said Newton has been in a walking boot.
Rivera revealed Newton underwent therapy within the weekend, along with quarterback and the coach met again on Tuesday to reassess.
“He was so low about it, he actually was. He would like to compete badly,” Rivera explained.
“It’s tough. He would like to stand out there because of his team-mates. I appreciate our conversation. He was quite fair and he was upfront about it. He said he’s going to do everything he can. We’ll see what happens.”
Asked about a timeline for Newton’s return, Rivera responded:”I don’t have any idea”
In case Newton sits against the Cardinals (0-1-1), the 0-2 Panthers will start Kyle Allen at dusk.
“I think Kyle’s more than ready,” Rivera explained. “I believe Kyle did some really good things last year, showed us what he is capable of. He had a good preseason. Had a group of ups, had a couple of drawbacks, but for the large part, he understands the crime, he knows it very well.
“We feel convinced about him, we do.”
Allen appeared in just two games (one start) at 2018, moving 20 of 31 for 266 yards and 2 touchdowns. From the preseason this year, he moved 18 of 34 for 165 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
The Panthers drafted Will Grier from the next round of April’s draft, but he has yet to be active through two weeks. Rivera stated the team is not likely to put in a veteran.
“I don’t believe so,” Rivera said. “The men we have here, we brought them here for a reason.”
Newton has been 25-of-51 departure to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 333 yards in a loss Thursday. He lost a fumble and was shot three times.
Over the season, he has an interception and no touchdown passes.
Newton missed the last two games of the 2018 season .