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Panthers declare themselves “pleased” with Cam Newton’s surgery


At least they picked some new words.

Instead of relying on the traditional “successful surgery,” the Panthers threw a new twist on their description of the procedure on quarterback Cam Newton’s throwing shoulder this morning.

“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, via the team’s website. “Dr. Connor was pleased with the results of the surgery and Cam is at home resting. He will begin his rehab program Monday.”

So it’s still #asexpected, but with a twist.

Panthers officials and coach Rion Rivera have said throughout the hope is to have Newton back by the start of training camp, and that he’ll be involved in the “mental reps” portion of OTAs and minicamp as they try to “evolve” their offense after Newton’s worst season as a pro.

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7 Responses to “Panthers declare themselves “pleased” with Cam Newton’s surgery”
  1. bspurloc says: Mar 30, 2017 1:48 PM

    which un-needed jump into the endzone did he tear this on?

  2. waynefontesismyfather says: Mar 30, 2017 2:00 PM

    I’m glad someone is pleased because I’m not.

  3. panther17 says: Mar 30, 2017 2:43 PM

    Injury didn’t happen on an endzone run. Probably on the tackle of the pick he threw in the redzone during Chargers game.

  4. pancaketaco says: Mar 30, 2017 2:50 PM

    Sixty NFL players participated in the study after undergoing shoulder stabilization at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.

    Among the 90 percent who returned to the playing field, recovery time averaged 8.6 months. Forty-five of the players underwent the arthroscopic procedure while 11 opted for open surgery, with recovery rates of 92 percent and 82 percent, respectively.

    The takeaway here is that I’m not buying he’s back by July…

  5. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 30, 2017 2:54 PM

    It certainly didn’t happen trying to recover a fumble.

  6. motsuret06 says: Mar 30, 2017 3:11 PM

    The Panthers are so stupid as not to provide a proper offensive line to protect their franchise QB and the real cause of it lies with their cheap skate GM Dave Gettleman who deserves to be fired at the earliest possible opporunity.

  7. dexterismyhero says: Mar 30, 2017 3:35 PM

    Prolly did it while dabbing……………..

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