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Cam Newton is having foot surgery

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Because there isn’t enough Panthers news right now. . .

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Because there isn’t enough news coming out of Bank of America Stadium right now, Carolina Panthers quarterback is reportedly having foot surgery.

We have no further information at this time. We don’t know why now and not earlier. We don’t know whether this was a decision made between Cam and his private doctors, if team training staff part of the decision, and we don’t know what, precisely, is being operated on. We assume that the foot that is being operated on is intended to be the same foot he injured in the preseason and then re-injured when he was irresponsibly started for the first two weeks of the regular season.

Hopefully, this will give Cam a definitive timeline for recovery instead of the nebulous, self-healing timeline for his original sprain(?). That will give him, David Tepper, and whatever brain-trust is in charge by that point the opportunity to evaluate Newton’s future with a little more clarity.

2020 marks the last year on Cam’s contract and he is widely considered unlikely to play on what is effectively a single year deal. That clarity will help the team and Newton either come to terms on a contract extension, a trade, or his ultimate release.