Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is considering having surgery to repair the Lisfranc injury in his left foot instead of going the rest and rehabilitation route, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.
Newton suffered the injury in the preseason and has been limited to just two games this season. The Panthers placed him on injured reserve after doctors advised him to rest the foot.
Rapoport said surgery has emerged as an option now that Newton’s season is over. Recovery time would be between eight weeks and three months, he reported.
The 30-year-old is in the fourth year of a five-year contract extension he signed in 2015, and Rapoport said the Panthers likely will make him available in a trade this offseason.
Kyle Allen has taken over the job in Carolina and is 5-1 as the starter for the Panthers (5-3). He has thrown for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.
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