Newton undergoes shoulder surgery
Cam Newton is at home recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder Thursday. Dr. Pat Connor performed the surgery on the Panthers quarterback’s throwing shoulder at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
“Dr. Connor was pleased with the results of the surgery and Cam is at home resting,” Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said.
Vermillion said Newton will begin his rehabilitation Monday.
Newton, the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2015, sustained the injury in a December win over the Chargers. The Panthers hoped rest during the offseason would allow the shoulder to heal naturally, but when it didn’t respond as expected Newton decided to have surgery.
The Panthers have said they expect Newton will be ready for training camp.
Chargers: Former AllPro running back LaDainian Tomlinson rejoined the Chargers as a special assistant to the owner. Tomlinson will be a public representative of the Chargers and will participate in community outreach programs while the franchise moves north to Los Angeles after 56 seasons in San Diego. The 37-yearold Tomlinson, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, will continue as an analyst for NFL Network.