Cam Newton has shoulder surgery

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The Panthers now know a little more about Cam Newton‘s condition, but have even more questions to answer.

The team announced that the former MVP quarterback had arthroscopic surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder.

The procedure was done in Charlotte by team physician Dr. Pat Connor, and the team noted the rehab would begin immediately. Newton missed the final two games because of shoulder problems.

The Panthers have said they know they need to find a better Plan B quarterback this year, and will definitely need one for the offseason program.

When he had his initial shoulder surgery in 2017, he waited until March which kept him out of the entire offseason program and most of training camp.

23 responses to “Cam Newton has shoulder surgery

  1. I’m glad that he’s getting the surgery earlier in the off-season this time. I wish we’d bring in Teddy Bridgewater and draft the kid from Buffalo.

  2. I really hopes this fixes him up – it’s better for The Game to have QBs like Cam Newton to watch, instead of the legions of Mark Sanchezes stinking up the league.

  3. Case Keenum may be more expensive than Bridgewater; that’d be my only reluctance with Keenum, other than his atrocious season with the Broncos. Hopefully, Cam will come back healthy and in 2015-form and, whomever our back-up will be, will stay on the sideline.

  4. I could see them buying in free agent Tyrod Taylor cheaply enough and his fairly physical mobile style is enough to mimic some of Cam’s playbook for consistency of the team’s style.

  5. This is the reason Cam didnt pick up that fumble in the Superbowl! We need a healthy Cam to compete for the Championship! You all wish you had a QB like Cam!
    #KeepPoundin

  6. 2 shoulder surgeries in 2 years is not good. If they don’t handle this correctly this time around this could end Cams career, however long he needs to wait will be less time than him never playing again and missing out on years he could have played.

  7. camsbiggestfan says:
    January 24, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    This is the reason Cam didnt pick up that fumble in the Superbowl! We need a healthy Cam to compete for the Championship!

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    He was already in the Championship….and his true colors were on display for all to see. And they weren’t pretty

  8. This is great for Cam, but if I’m a fan, I’m wondering, “why did it take so long?” If he missed the last two games, couldn’t this have taken place a month ago?

  9. Problem with this Carolina organization. This arthroscopic surgery should have happened two months ago. It’s not like they could win with him the way he was limited.

  10. He’s had two shoulder surgeries already and he’ll be 30 in May. I’m not saying his career is over but they better start finding a backup plan in case he never gets back to 100%.

  11. Even when the Browns played Carolina, any knowledgeable football fan knew Cam’s shoulder was shot..

  12. Problem with this Carolina organization. This arthroscopic surgery should have happened two months ago. It’s not like they could win with him the way he was limited.

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    The shoulder was probably inflamed and swollen, have to wait for that to subside before you can do surgery

  13. I’m happy he got this procedure done, but being a fan, I wish they would have benched him in November and had this done in November. Were we still on playoff contention, sure. Were we getting blown out in any of the losses other than Pittsburgh? No. But knowing he was more than likely going to need surgery and being in the midst of the 7 game losing streak, they should have parked him and got this done A LOT SOONER….

  14. Stop running around! how many years has this guy been in the leauge work from the pocket use your legs to avoid pressure and protect your body.

  15. Panthers are going to destroy his body at this rate. He should of been benched, and this isn’t hindsight, I was saying this when it was first obvious that he was hurt and I’m an Eagles fan. He was using his entire upperbody to throw balls that were completely flat. The human body can only take so much abuse.

  16. Angel Valle says:
    January 25, 2019 at 2:58 am
    Stop running around! how many years has this guy been in the leauge work from the pocket use your legs to avoid pressure and protect your body.

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    Cam didn’t hurt his shoulder on a carry; he hurt it trying to make a tackle on an interception.

  17. Never hear the Panthers say “…they know they need to find a better Plan B quarterback…” They have two on the roster.

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