Panthers QB Cam Newton will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder on March 30, the team announced. The injury reportedly occurred in Carolina's Week 14 game against the Chargers. Newton completed just 10 of 27 passes for 160 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in that one. He played in the final 3 games, completing 50.9% of his passes and averaging 245 yards, 1.3 TDs and 1.7 INTs per game. It certainly seems like the injury impacted his play, but it doesn't explain Newton's struggles prior to Week 14. He completed only 54.7% of his passes and averaged 238 yards, 1.3 TDs and .7 INTs in 11 games before the injury. The Panthers hoped rest and rehab would heal Newton's shoulder, but he was still experiencing pain when he resumed throwing earlier this month. So he'll go under the knife. Newton will resume throwing 12 weeks after surgery (late June) and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. We'll track his recovery.

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Panthers QB Cam Newton threw in Wednesday's training camp session. He threw with teammates earlier this month, but this was his 1st time chucking it around in a formal practice since undergoing shoulder surgery in March. "Another step in the process,'' Newton said. "It's a start. Everything felt good, but we have a long way to go to get where I know we can be." Barring a setback, the shoulder shouldn't be an issue by the time Week 1 rolls around.

Panthers QB Cam Newton will throw to some teammates next week. He missed offseason workouts after undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder in March. "The biggest thing is just getting on the same page where everybody is in sync," said RB Christian McCaffrey, who will attend the workouts. "Nobody is worried about Cam. He’s going to be just fine. He’s a helluva player, a helluva athlete. He’ll adjust real quickly." We'll be monitoring Newton when training camp opens, but it's looking more and more like the shoulder will be a non-issue by the time Week 1 rolls around.

Panthers QB Cam Newton said he’s “hands down” the thinnest he’s been at this point in any offseason. "I don't want to lose strength, and it's not me wanting to lose weight to become faster," Newton said via Carolina’s official site. "It's me realizing I'm not that same 21-year-old that came into this league that can eat a bag of gummies and then go out and play four quarters of football.” Now 28, Newton’s looking to rebound from an ugly 2016 that included career lows in completion rate and yards per attempt.

Panthers QB Cam Newton resumed throwing last week for the 1st time since March 30 surgery on his throwing shoulder, according to the team website. Newton said the joint is not yet 100%, citing stiffness. But he also said "there's no doubt" he'll be 100% by training camp. If Newton's fantasy value relied more heavily on his passing, we might be more concerned with this situation. But accuracy has never been a strong point for the star QB. The biggest issue here might be the threat of further hits on the repaired joint. Of course, we've baked the general injury risk of Newton's running into his ranking. We'll see how his summer goes.

Panthers HC Ron Rivera expects QB Cam Newton (shoulder) to throw off to the side during next week's minicamp. He'll be about 11 weeks removed from surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. It doesn't sound like he's a full-go yet, but he might be by the time training camp opens in late July. Newton could use the practice reps with new weapons Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel.

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