New­ton throws no passes

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL / NFL -

SPAR­TAN­BURG, S.C. — Carolina Pan­thers quar­ter­back Cam New­ton was held out of pass­ing drills with sore­ness in his sur­gi­cally re­paired right throw­ing shoulder.

Coach Ron Rivera said New­ton told the train­ing staff prior to Tues­day’s prac­tice that he was still sore from last week’s work­outs. New­ton was suited up, but only worked on hand­offs.

Rivera said, “We fig­ured why push it? Why have him throw with a sore arm — and make it even sorer?”

New­ton missed the fi­nal por­tion of prac­tice Sun­day with some sore­ness in the shoulder. The Pan­thers had Mon­day off, so he’d been ex­pected to re­turn to work.

Rivera hasn’t de­cided whether New­ton will play in the Aug. 9 pre­sea­son opener against the Hous­ton Tex­ans.

New­ton had surgery in March to re­pair a par­tially torn ro­ta­tor cuff.

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