Latest On Cam Newton’s Recovery

Cam Newton is set to make another major step in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. Max Henson of the team’s website writes that the Panthers franchise quarterback will participate in quarterback drills during the team’s upcoming three-day minicamp.

“This is all part of the rehab process,” said head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion. “Cam has worked extremely hard this offseason with his rehabilitation and his preparation.

“He’s going to continue the throwing program Tuesday and we’ll advance it as we monitor his progress. He’s achieved every milestone we’ve set out for him so far in preparation for this.”

Shortly after the 2018 season came to an end, Newton underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his throwing shoulder. There’s been plenty of optimism that the quarterback would be ready for training camp. We learned in early May that his rehab was “unbelievable,” and we last heard that Newton was throwing a regulation-size football at the end of May. During the upcoming minicamp, Newton will be executing a “limited number of throws to stationary targets,” and it sounds like he probably won’t participate in team drills.

The Panthers started the 2018 campaign with a 6-2 record, but everything went downhill when Newton popped up on the injury report with his shoulder issue. The team went 1-7 the rest of the way, and Newton was shut down for the final two games of the season. Despite the injury, Newton’s numbers were still impressive; he ultimately finished the campaign having completed a career-high 67.9-percent of his passes for 3,395 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. The 30-year-old also ran for 488 yards and four touchdowns on 101 carries.

If Newton takes a step back and is forced to miss any time, Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen, or rookie Will Grier would temporarily step up as the team’s number-one quarterback.

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  1. Guest617

    torn labrum’s a two year recovery. cam should have a dead arm like andrew luck, nothing’s going +20 yards. pup list wouldn’t be surprising.

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