Panthers QB Cam Newton expected to be a ‘full participant’ in training camp
The Carolina Panthers have recently received some great news in regards to Cam Newton. Their All-Pro quarterback underwent shoulder surgery this offseason, but his recovery seems to be going well.
In an article by Brendan Marks of the Charlotte Observer, Newton is expected to be a “full participant” in training camp. Panthers fans can rejoice as Newton gets back on the field after missing a couple of games in 2018.
Last season, Newton suffered his shoulder injury in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he took a huge hit from T.J. Watt. The Panthers offensive captain didn’t leave the game nor did he miss any of the next few games.
Although, it was very noticeable that something was wrong with the dynamic quarterback as he no longer could put any zip on the ball like he is known for. Newton’s shoulder gradually got weaker until Ron Rivera pulled the plug and sat the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback.
Before Newton’s injury, the Panthers were chugging along with an impressive 6-2 record through eight weeks. Carolina was flying under the radar until they landed in Pittsburgh and laid an egg on national television. The Panthers would lose the game 52-21, but the worst part of the game was the injury that Newton suffered.
After his injury, the team finished the last eight games with a record of 1-7 and missed the playoffs. Newton just began throwing again recently and is now slated to be a full participant in training camp.
The Panthers signal-caller didn’t miss enough games to likely get a look for the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year but if he can come back healthy, maybe another MVP season is in sight for Newton.