Reports: No surgery for Panthers’ Newton, but season in doubt

Whether Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will play again this season remains up in the air after a visit with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson.

Anderson did not recommend surgery for Newton, who has been out since Sept. 12 because of a Lisfranc injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Still, his injury has not recovered to the point that he can play or even practice.

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Instead, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Newton will take a few days to consider his options, which could include going on injured reserve and ending the possibility he’ll return this season.

For now, rest is the prescribed remedy – but how long that rest period will be is the question. Rapoport said Newton is expected to miss at least several weeks.

Kyle Allen has filled in for Newton and is 5-1 as the starter.

Newton went down in the third preseason game of the exhibition season at New England but missed only a week of practice. He returned for preparation for Week 1, but struggled with accuracy and was limited outside the pocket. He was sidelined after a Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay.

The Panthers beat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)