New­ton to have foot surgery

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Pan­thers quar­ter­back Cam New­ton will have surgery on his in­jured left foot next week, in­terim coach Perry Fewell said on Wed­nes­day.

New­ton suf­fered a Lis­franc in­jury in the pre­sea­son and started two games in the reg­u­lar sea­son be­fore be­ing placed on in­jured re­serve.

Fewell said he had no other de­tails about the pro­ce­dure or how long it will take for New­ton to re­cover.

The Pan­thers must make a de­ci­sion on New­ton’s fu­ture af­ter the sea­son. New­ton will cost $21.2 mil­lion un­der the salary cap next sea­son, but the team can save $19 mil­lion by trad­ing or re­leas­ing him.

Owner David Tep­per says the team will wait to see how New­ton re­cov­ers be­fore mak­ing any de­ci­sions about his fu­ture.

Fewell also said Kyle Allen will con­tinue to start Sun­day when the Pan­thers visit the Fal­cons. The Fal­cons beat the Pan­thers 29-3 last month and Allen threw four in­ter­cep­tions and was sacked five times. Allen is 5-5 this sea­son as the team’s starter and his backup is third-round draft pick Will Grier.

Man­ning likely back as starter: Gi­ants quar­ter­back Daniel Jones was kept out of prac­tice Wed­nes­day with a high right an­kle sprain, and coach Pat Shur­mur says Eli Man­ning “very likely” will start Mon­day night against the Ea­gles.

Shur­mur adds that Man­ning could very well be the starter for the rest of the sea­son. The rookie Jones has been the starter since the third game of the sea­son, which Gi­ants won 32-31 at Tampa Bay. They beat the Red­skins the next week and have lost eight straight games since. The first-round draft pick has com­pleted 61% of his passes (228 of 370) for 2,374 yards and 18 touch­downs with 11 in­ter­cep­tions.

Jones stood on the side­line Wed­nes­day wear­ing a boot on his right foot. Man­ning, the team’s starter since 2004, started for the first two games this sea­son, com­plet­ing 56 of 89 passes for 556 yards and two TDs with two in­ter­cep­tions.

May­field fight­ing through: Browns quar­ter­back Baker May­field is still deal­ing with an in­jury to his right throw­ing hand.

May­field, who hurt his hand in the first half of Sun­day’s loss against the Steel­ers, didn’t throw a pass dur­ing the 20 min­utes of Wed­nes­day’s prac­tice open to re­porters. May­field’s hand and thumb were heav­ily wrapped as he watched backup Gar­rett Gil­bert and prac­tice squad QB Eric Dungey toss passes.

Be­fore prac­tice, coach Fred­die Kitchens twice said May­field wouldn’t be lim­ited.

May­field bruised his hand when he struck it on Steel­ers line­backer Bud Dupree’s face­mask while at­tempt­ing a long pass just be­fore half­time. X-rays were neg­a­tive and May­field played the sec­ond half while wear­ing a glove.

Ex­tra points: The Colts claimed K Chase McLaugh­lin off waivers amid Adam Vi­natieri’s con­tin­u­ing strug­gles. McLaugh­lin, a rookie from Illi­nois, has ap­peared in four games with the Charg­ers and three with the 49ers this seao­son. He’s made 13 of 17 field goals and all 15 ex­tra points. Vi­natieri, 46, mean­while, has had one of the worst sea­sons of his ca­reer. He’s missed 14 kicks — eight field goals and six ex­tra points. And he missed three field goals in last week­end’s 31-17 loss to the divi­sion rival Ti­tans. The Colts made room for McLaugh­lin by waiv­ing TE Matt Len­gel . ... Four-time Pro Bowl G Josh Sit­ton is re­tir­ing as a mem­ber of the Pack­ers. Sit­ton, who was drafted by the Pack­ers in the fourth round in 2008 and played eight sea­sons with the team. Sit­ton started 112 of 121 reg­u­lar-sea­son games with the Pack­ers, in­clud­ing 13 post­sea­son games . ... Chiefs run­ning back LeSean McCoy and his for­mer girl­friend have reached a set­tle­ment in a law­suit she filed against him, court records show. Deli­cia Cor­don filed the law­suit last year ac­cus­ing McCoy of fail­ing to pro­tect her from a vi­o­lent July 2018 home in­va­sion at a home he owns in Mil­ton, Ga., just out­side At­lanta. Cor­don was blood­ied and beaten, and $133,000 worth of jew­elry was stolen from the home.

MIKE MC­CARN/AP

Pan­thers quar­ter­back Cam New­ton will have surgery on his left foot.

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