Report: Panthers' Cam Newton will have ankle surgery, out up to 4 months
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is scheduled to have surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday, according to the Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones.
Newton injured the ankle in the Panthers' late season win over the New Orleans Saints, but told the press that it was not something which concerned him going forward.
"How it feels right now, it won’t even make for enough ink for a story,” Newton said on Dec. 26. “Whether it’s feeling great right now, feeling bad right now, come Sunday it will be at high-octane performance.”
BURKE: 2014 NFL free agency: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers still have work to do The surgery is intended to tighten ligaments in the ankle that have bothered Newton throughout the offseason. Recovery time is expected to span four months, but Newton should be ready for training camp.