Panthers’ QB Cam Newton Says His Shoulder is “Good” After the Surgery

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

Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton delivered some encouraging news about his recovery from shoulder surgery he underwent last week. Newton, who now had two offseason surgeries in the last three years, told reporters on Wednesday that his right shoulder is “good” after the procedure and even “better” than he thought it would be.

“It’s good. It’s good,” – said Newton of his shoulder during his appearance on radio 680 The Fan. “It’s better than I thought it would be. With so much going on throughout this season, I was in fear to see what actually was wrong.”

Cam Newton first experienced issues with soreness in his right shoulder in Week 7, with the injury becoming far more worse as the season progressed. The 29-year-old struggled with his performance, with Panthers embarking on a seven-game losing streak, and ended up missing the final two games of the 2018 season.

“That’s what was so frustrating,” Newton explained. “It didn’t matter how much I would grunt, how much I would muscle up and throw it, it wasn’t going far. You’re looking at your arm like, ‘Geez, Louise! What’s really the issue?’

Despite remaining optimistic about his recovery, Newton declined to give more details about his comeback. Carolina also didn’t want to comment on the topic publicly and refused to give a possible timetable for his return.

In 2018 season, Cam Newton managed to complete career-high 67.9 percent of his passes, while throwing for 3,395 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed for 488 yards and four touchdowns.