In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Panthers QB Cam Newton out for 4 months

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again