Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw a football for the first time since undergoing surgery to fix a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.
The Panthers released a short black-and-white video of Newton throwing in the team’s locker room.
“Cool, a lot of anticipation”, Newton told Panthers.com when asked how it felt to get back to throwing the ball around.
“Cool”, Newton said when asked how it felt to throw for the first time in almost six months, “a lot of anticipation”. The farthest set of tosses spanned about 10 lockers, per Voth.
Newton underwent surgery on March 30 to fix a partially torn rotator cuff that was expected to require a four-month rehab process. If all goes well with no setbacks, Newton will be able to throw to teammates in one month when the Panthers begin training camp in Spartanburg.
“When I say it’s not 100 percent, I’m noting the range of motion part”, Newton said.
For his National Football League tenure, the 28-year-old Newton has thrown for over 21,000 yards while spending his entire six-year professional career in Carolina. “Obviously, it’s still not 100 percent, but seeing the ball come out of my hand in a throwing motion was good”. Carolina finished with a 6-10 record last season, one year after Newton led the club all the way to the Super Bowl. Shoot, in two weeks, I’ll be ready to rock and roll.
The 28-year-old quarterback is looking to have a bounce-back season after completing a career-low 52.9 percent of his passes in 2016.
After a rough 2016 season, Newton can start with a clean slate once his shoulder is healed. Over time I was like, ‘You know what? But in myself I was thinking, ‘I ain’t got no other alternative. “Yeah, but it’s really certain things that you have to really fine-tune and say, ‘Am I deserving to be a Super Bowl-winning quarterback?” The QB played banged up all season, however, and after its completion, it was revealed that he played the final four regular-season games with a torn rotator cuff.
“It’s just the stiffness, getting the range of motion back, strengthening those joints and the arm”.