Cam Newton to Visit Foot Specialist During Slow Recovery

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will visit a foot specialist in Green Bay as he continues to recover from an injury to his left foot, the team announced on Friday.

Newton will see Dr. Robert Anderson, who previously worked as an assistant team physician with Carolina, to learn more about rehabbing his foot.

"I spent a long time speaking with Cam this week and he's done everything he possibly can in his rehab process to get his foot to 100%," Panthers GM Marty Hurney said in a statement on Friday. "Unfortunately, we haven't reached that point. The next step is for him to go see Dr. Anderson and gather more information."

Newton has not played since suffering a reported Lisfranc injury in Week 2 against the Buccaneers. He has not played or practiced since, although he rehabbed off to the side of the practice field last week and went through his rehab routine during pregame warmups ahead of the Panthers' game against the 49ers last Sunday.

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "playing football is a long way off" for Newton, who sustained a mild foot sprain in the preseason before re-aggravating the injury.

Backup quarterback Kyle Allen has started for the Panthers since Week 3. Allen led the Panthers to four consecutive wins before suffering his first career loss as a starter in a 51–13 defeat to the 49ers in Week 8.

Coach Ron Rivera announced on Monday that Allen will start for the sixth-straight game when Carolina hosts the Titans on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The Panthers sit in second place in the NFC South with a 4–3 record.