Cam Newton expected to be full participant in training camp
Cam Newton has been progressing well in his recovery from a surgical procedure he had on his shoulder following last season, and it does not sound like the quarterback is expected to have any limitations when the Carolina Panthers begin training camp in two weeks.
According to Brendan Marks of the Charlotte Observer, the plan is for Newton to be a full participant in training camp. That has been the target date for his return to full practices all along, and there’s no reason to believe anything has changed.
Newton dealt with shoulder soreness down the stretch last season and missed the final two games of the year. Doctors determined that the issue stemmed from a buildup of scar tissue and cartilage damage due to shoulder surgery he had in 2017, and he had an arthroscopic “clean-out” after the season. His rehab has gone well and he had not experienced any pain as of about a month ago.
Considering how bad his shoulder ailment was late last season, the Panthers will probably continue to play it safe with Newton right up until Week 1. They know their best chance of contending again is having the former MVP healthy.