The Carolina Panthers announced star quarterback, Cam Newton, will undergo rotator cuff surgery on March 30th and will need approximately four months to recover. That puts him in the range of being able to return right in time for the start of Training Camp but also means he'll miss all of OTAs and Mini-Camp.
The injury originally occurred in Week 14 against the San Diego Chargers. Newton was able to finish the game and the remaining three games of the 2016 season. Newton was rehabbing his shoulder this off-season but Dr. Pat Connor (head team physician) felt surgery is the next appropriate course of action considering Newton was beginning to feel more pain in his shoulder while throwing.
The 2015 NFL MVP has missed just three games in his six year career.