Panthers’ QB Cam Newton on Shoulder Rehab: “I’m Feeling Great Now”

Cam Newton with Panthers in 2017. Photo by Damon Tarver/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

It seems like Carolina Panthers could get their star quarterback Cam Newton back earlier than expected. Newton, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in January, recently said that he is pleased with the rehab process and that he thinks he could start throwing the football in time for the training camp.

“I’m feeling great now,” – Newton told ESPN in an interview. “I feel like I do have full strength right now. But me telling the doctor, that is different than, you know, whatever the clearance process may be.”

Newton entered the 2018 season in a great fashion and led the Panthers to a 6-2 record before starting to struggle with his shoulder. The team went on a seven-game losing streak after that, and the 2015 NFL MVP eventually was forced to sit out the final two games of the season due to injury.

While Newton isn’t sure when he will be cleared to play football again, he intends to strictly follow the rehab plan to be as ready as he can be for that moment.

“Rehab is going unbelievable, especially for me during a time now, a lot of uncertainty,” – he added. “For me, the human side of me is uncertain as well. But with the support cast from RV, the head trainer and other people that have been working with me hands on daily, I have no doubt I’ll be ready to rock and roll when they expect me to be back.”

Newton ended the 2018 NFL season by completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 3,395 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed 488 yards and four touchdowns.