Former Auburn QB Cam Newton is dealing with a lingering foot injury that could sideline him for the foreseeable future, and possibly the season, according to multiple reports about the Carolina Panthers signal caller.

Joe Person of The Athletic and Tom Pelissero of reported that Newton will be out indefinitely with a Lisfranc injury, per sources, so the QB job could be Kyle Allen’s for a while. Newton is already ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Houston Texans. He missed last week’s game at the Arizona Cardinals, but was not ruled out until late in the week. He’s expected to keep rehabbing the foot and avoid surgery, which would likely knock him out for the season.

The Lisfranc injury is the same suffered by South Carolina QB Jake Bentley, who had surgery after the season-opening loss to North Carolina.

“What Cam needs right now is time and rest for his foot. We want him at 100 percent when he’s ready, so there’s no exact timetable for his return,” coach Ron Rivera said on the team’s web site. “At this point, we’re going to go forward with Kyle (Allen) as our starter.”

Allen went 19-for-26 with 261 yards with four touchdowns and a 144.4 passer rating against the Cardinals to improve his career record to 2-0.

Newton originally hurt his foot in Carolina’s third preseason game and then aggravated the injury a Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.