Cam Newton will reportedly undergo foot surgery
Cam Newton has been dealing with a foot injury since the preseason that was originally expected to only require rest and rehab, but he has decided to go under the knife.
Newton will undergo surgery on his foot, according to Carolina Panthers reporter Tiffany Blackmon.
I’ve been told by a source that Cam Newton plans to have foot surgery. #KeepPounding
— Tiffany Blackmon (@tiffblackmon) December 4, 2019
The goal for Newton with surgery will be to be fully healthy by March, which is when the Panthers have to make a decision about his future. There have been reports that he will not return to Carolina next season, and being able to prove that his foot is fully healed will make it easier to trade him or for him to sign a new contract if the Panthers end up releasing him.
Newton’s foot injury is a Lisfranc injury, and those have a tendency to linger and carry a risk of being re-aggravated. The former NFL MVP initially suffered the injury during the preseason and then could not shake it when the regular season began, which resulted in him being shut down. He was shut down because of a shoulder injury late last season, so any team that is interested in him will obviously have concerns about his health.
While it’s possible the Panthers could decide to bring Newton back, some of his recent social media activity appeared to hint that his days with the franchise are numbered. Kyle Allen is a much cheaper option than Newton, who is owed close to $19 million next year and will likely want an extension.