New­ton to miss opener

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL/NFL -

SPAR­TAN­BURG, S.C. — Quar­ter­back Cam New­ton will sit out the Carolina Pan­thers’ pre­sea­son opener against the Hous­ton Tex­ans tonight while he con­tin­ues to bat­tle sore­ness in his right throw­ing shoul­der. Pan­thers Coach Ron Rivera made the an­nounce­ment Tues­day at train­ing camp.

Other that some light warmup tosses, New­ton hasn’t thrown at train­ing camp since July 30.

New­ton had surgery in March to re­pair a par­tially torn ro­ta­tor cuff. He was cleared to par­tic­i­pate in train­ing camp prac­tices this sum­mer af­ter miss­ing all of OTAs and mini­camp. How­ever, the league’s 2015 MVP de­vel­oped sore­ness in his shoul­der af­ter five prac­tices.

The Pan­thers plan to have New­ton ready for the Sept. 10 reg­u­lar sea­son opener against the San Fran­cisco 49ers. Derek An­der­son will start against the Tex­ans.

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