Panthers QB Cam Newton to meet with foot specialist, reports say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is headed to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, sources told ESPN.

Anderson, a renowned foot specialist, previously served as an assistant team physician with the Panthers.

Newton has not played since aggravating a left foot Lisfranc injury in the Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay.

He rehabbed off to the side at practice last week and accompanied the team on the trip to San Francisco, going through his rehab routine during pregame warmups.

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Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that Kyle Allen would start Sunday against the Titans.

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On Sunday against the 49ers, Newton was on the sideline for the first time since being shut down, but Rivera didn't sound optimistic Monday that his franchise quarterback was close to a return.

"Cam's in the middle of his rehab program,'' Rivera said. "He's doing what we're asking of him.''

Newton was not at practice either of the past two days.

“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 percent,” general manager Marty Hurney said. “Unfortunately, we haven’t reached that point. The next step is for him to go see Dr. Anderson and gather more information.”

Information from ESPN's David Newton was used in this report.