Cam Newton will begin his extensiverehabilitation journey next week.
The Panthers quarterback underwent successful surgery Thursday morning on his throwing arm to repair a partially tornrotator cuff and is scheduledto start the rehab process next week.
“Dr. Connor was pleased with the results of the surgery and Cam is at home resting. He will begin his rehab program Monday,” head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said,via the team's website.
Vermillion estimated Newton couldbegin a throwing regimen 12 weeks after surgery and start throwing with the team after 16 weeks. Though he won't be tossing the football atOTAs next month, the PanthersexpectNewtonto be fully healthyforthe start of training camp in July.
Newton suffered a partially torn rotator cuffagainst the Chargersin Week 14 of last season. Although he didn't miss any time, the Pantherslimited hisactivity as the season neared a close and Carolina failed to make the playoffs one year after falling to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.