Cam Newton will begin his extensive rehabilitation journey next week.
The Panthers quarterback underwent successful surgery Thursday morning on his throwing arm to repair a partially torn rotator cuff and is scheduled to start the rehab process next week.
“Dr. Connor was pleased with the results of the surgery and Cam is at home resting. He will begin his rehab program Monday,” head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said, via the team's website.
Vermillion estimated Newton could begin a throwing regimen 12 weeks after surgery and start throwing with the team after 16 weeks. Though he won't be tossing the football at OTAs next month, the Panthers expect Newton to be fully healthy for the start of training camp in July.
Newton suffered a partially torn rotator cuff against the Chargers in Week 14 of last season. Although he didn't miss any time, the Panthers limited his activity as the season neared a close and Carolina failed to make the playoffs one year after falling to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.