CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolina Panthers’ head coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton will not travel with the team this weekend for their game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Rivera said Friday, Newton’s foot is still sore but has started to feel better throughout the week. The Panthers’ star quarterback is still day-to-day, according to the head coach.
With Cam out, backup quarterback Kyle Allen will now move into the starting position for Sunday’s game.
The announcement comes after days of speculation.
Rivera abruptly ended a news conference Thursday after receiving multiple questions about Newton’s condition and outlook despite numerous attempts to shift the conversation to the game against Arizona.
Newton has not practiced with the Panthers since suffering the foot injury during their loss to the Buccaneers on September 12th. This will only be the sixth game Newton has missed due to injury since joining the league in 2011.
Allen is currently 1-0 when starting for the Panthers. That win came against the New Orleans Saints in 2018.
The Panthers will play Arizona Sunday, September 22nd. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05pm.