CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Allen will start as quarterback when the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in London.
Cam Newton remains out of commission with a foot injury but was seen riding a scooter without his boot on Tuesday at practice. He will not travel with the team this weekend, according to coach Ron Rivera.
"Medically, it's the best thing to keep him from being on an airplane for eight hours," Rivera said.
There is no timetable on Newton’s return, and he is continuing rehab, according to Rivera.
"He'll go through whatever they have planned out and mapped out for him, and then as we progress, we'll see," said Rivera.
Allen said even though Newton was not on the sidelines Sunday, the two spent a lot of time together during the week.
"He was there with me Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, meeting room, film room," said Allen. "He's just a veteran player, so I mean it's always good to get his opinion on things, how he sees things, get a second opinion."
The Panthers go up against the Bucs on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Carolina has won the last three games with Allen at the helm.