The Latest: Cam Newton says injured shoulder ‘is good’
ATLANTA (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says his throwing shoulder “is good — better than I thought it would be” after undergoing arthroscopic surgery last week.
In an interview with 680 The Fan in his hometown of Atlanta on Wednesday, Newton said “there was so much going on during the season I was in fear — in fear to see what was actually wrong.”
The Panthers haven’t said when Newton can begin throwing again.
Coach Ron Rivera rested Newton for the final two games of the regular season after the 2015 league MVP struggled to throw passes more than 15 yards downfield.
Panthers owner David Tepper recently said the team is working on a backup plan at quarterback for next season in case Newton continues to have problems with the shoulder.