Newton (shoulder) is not expected to throw during this week's minicamp, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports.
Newton was originally expected to begin throwing at the Panthers' mandatory minicamp this week, but the team appears to be playing it safe with their quarterback's rehab process. Newton, who underwent surgery in late March to repair a partially torn rotator cuff, will likely stick to individual work on the side during minicamp. He remains on track for a return at the start of training camp in late July, but backup Derek Anderson will work with the first team in practice this week.
Newton is working his way back after undergoing surgery March 30 to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. That procedure coincided with a 12-week timetable to begin throwing on the sidelines, so Newton would be slightly ahead of schedule if he's able to do that activity next week. After four weeks of throwing on the side, Newton would then move on to throwing to teammates on the field, before eyeing a return for the start of training camp in July. As it stands, it seems that's a realistic expectation for Newton, but his progress will still need to be tracked throughout the summer, with a focus on his first throwing session next week.
Newton (shoulder) likely won't be allowed to start throwing until late June, but he's still on track to be cleared for the beginning of training camp a month later, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official website reports.
Still only three weeks removed from March 30 surgery to repair a partially-torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, Newton is on a cardio-heavy plan for the start of the Panthers' voluntary offseason program. He'll likely focus on the mental aspect of his game and endurance conditioning for the next couple months, before eventually easing into a more comprehensive routine that includes throwing and a regular weightlifting program. Newton's supporting cast looks similar to last season's, albeit with Charles Johnson and Russell Shepard replacing Ted Ginn (Saints) in the receiving corps, and left tackle Matt Kalil joining his older brother Ryan on the offensive line. The Panthers could still add more help, potentially using an early-round pick (or two) on a running back and/or wide receiver.
Newton (shoulder) will be restricted from throwing throughout OTAs, ESPN's David Newton reports.
Newton underwent surgery on March 30 to repair a partially-torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. Despite this team-imposed ban on him throwing any footballs for the time being, Newton will still be allowed to participate in the Panthers' strength and conditioning program, which began Monday and lasts approximately two weeks. OTAs then continue on through June 9 with minicamp commencing June 13. If Newton isn't cleared to resume throwing by then, he'll likely be forced to wait until late July for the start of training camp to test out his surgically-repaired shoulder.
Newton underwent shoulder surgery Thursday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. "Head team physician Dr. Pat Connor performed surgery this morning at Carolinas Medical Center to repair Cam Newton's partially torn rotator cuff," head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. "Dr. Connor was pleased with the results of the surgery and Cam is at home resting. He will begin his rehab program Monday.
After attempting to rehab his right shoulder injury during the first two months of the offseason, Newton hit the benchmark for further strengthening and the introduction of throwing in early March, during which he experienced elevated pain. At that point, the Panthers decided that he should go under the knife, which went down as planned Thursday. Newton is expected to require 12 weeks before he'll be cleared to throw, but he won't do so in a team scenario for 16 weeks. If he hits those benchmarks in stride, he'll have achieved full health approximately one week before the start of training camp, which is currently the desired projection, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports.
|P2||8/19/17||@ TEN||3:00 pm|
|P3||8/24/17||@ JAC||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|