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Kyle Allen Will Start In Next Panthers Game As Newton Continues Recovery

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Kyle Allen will remain the starter for at least another week to give Cam Newton more time to recover from a foot injury.

Coach Ron Rivera said at his weekly Monday press conference that it’s important to give Newton time to properly heal. Newton reinjured his left foot Sept. 12 during the Panthers' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"You know, we’ve got to make sure he’s ready. And the last update I got more than anything else is that he’s going through his rehab," Rivera said. "And as he continues through that, they’ll give me updates as to where he is. And you know, we’ll see.

"Again, he’s probably had a workout today or some sort of treatment. He’ll have one tomorrow, he’ll have one on Wednesday, and we’ll probably get an update by then. But right now, as I told you guys, we’re going to this game with Kyle as the starter."

The Panthers have gone 4-and-1 with Allen as their starting quarterback. The one loss came this past Sunday, in a 51-13 blowout against the San Francisco 49ers.

The Panthers will play the Tennessee Titans Sunday at Bank of America stadium.

Michael Falero is a radio reporter, currently covering voting and the 2020 election. He previously covered environment and energy for WFAE. Before joining WFAE in 2019, Michael worked as a producer for a number of local news podcasts based in Charlotte and Boston. He's a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop intensive on Cape Cod and UNC Chapel Hill.