CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have placed quarterback Cam Newton on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. 

“For the past seven weeks, Cam has diligently followed a program of rest and rehab and still is experiencing pain in his foot,” general manager Marty Hurney said. “He saw two-foot specialists last week who agreed that he should continue that path prescribed by the team’s medical staff and that it likely will take significant time for the injury to fully heal." 

“We have said all along that it is impossible to put a timetable on this injury. Nobody is more frustrated with that fact than Cam. He’s one of the fiercest competitors I’ve been around during my 20-plus years in the League. At this time, we have decided that the best decision to reach the goal of bringing the foot back to 100 percent is to place Cam on injured reserve.”

Back in September, NBC Charlotte learned that Newton was diagnosed with a Lisfranc injury. 

Lisfranc is a fracture at the joint between the cuneiforms and the metatarsals, according to WebMD.

On Tuesday evening, Panther Kyle Allen, who's been starting at quarterback for the past six games, spoke out in support of Newton on Instagram.

"I watched this man do everything in his power to come back from his injury. I watched him lead and be a great teammate day in day out. ⁣Thank you for setting the example. We got you," Allen said.


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