Panthers QB Cam Newton out for 4 months

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Superman's one weakness may be kryptonite but it seems like he has another, a dodgy ankle.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is set to undergo surgery on a troublesome ankle tomorrow.

It is expected that the franchise quarterback will be out for around four months, which would fortunately see him return in time for training camp after missing most, if not all, of the Panthers off-season practices.

According to ESPN, Newton originally hurt the ankle in a Week 16 victory over New Orleans but played in the regular-season finale at Atlanta and in the Panthers' NFC divisional playoff loss to San Francisco without any troubles noticeable to the eye.

"The ankle was sore after the San Francisco game and we wanted to see if rest would calm it down, but it is still bothering him and the decision was made to address it," Panthers head trainer Ryan Vermillion.

Veteran backup Derek Anderson will run the first-team offense when off-season workouts begin next month. He recently joined the team on a two year deal. 

Going into this off-season Newton's biggest troubles would have been forming an on field relationship with his new receivers, but that's all been changed with this news and adequate rehab and comeback will now be at the forefront of his mind.

Worst case scenario: Let's hope the Play 60 kid has finished loosening his arm.

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