Cam Newton from Panthers had already stepped out of the game of Carolina against Texans at Houston in everyone’s knowledge. Every one of us knows that he is injured but we lacked details and the extent of the seriousness of his injury.
He backed off from the Week $ game due to an injury that barred him from playing on the field. We expected it to be a simple mid foot sprain as announced by Ro Rivera who is the coach of the Panthers.
The announcement was made on Monday stating that Cam Newton would be unable to make a return on the field.
The very next morning we have received a report that Cam’s foot sprain might be much more than just a sprain. That made us worried when the possibility of a Lisfranc injury was stated. For those who are unaware, Lisfranc injury is caused when there is an involvement of broken midfoot bones or torn ligaments.
In the worst-case scenario, it could be both. Usually, patients and doctors misinterpret it as a normal sprain that would go over time. This is what happened in Cam Newton’s case.
The team wishes that the condition of his foot not to be so critical so that they could avoid surgery. It is possible only when he is free from broken bones or torn ligaments.
There have been players who have faced the Lisfranc injury in their sports career but they returned to the fields except for two of them. Unfortunately, the healing time is somewhere between 10 months to a year. Only a very small percentage of them were able to return within three months of injury.
We hope Cam Newton is able to return soon but everything depends on his body’s ways of healing. Get well soon Cam!