January 24, 2014; Kapolei, HI, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the 2014 Pro Bowl practice at Kapolei High School. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cam Newton could be out four months following ankle surgery

After what could be considered a successful 2013 campaign, Carolina Panthers fans are not having the best offseason, and things got worse on Tuesday with the news that star QB Cam Newton will undergo surgery on his ankle Wednesday, and the timetable for his recovery is reportedly around the four month range.

The procedure itself is said to just be to tighten up the ligaments, as there have been some lingering ankle issues since the playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.

The four month time frame takes Newton out of the upcoming OTAs, but if all goes as planned, he should be back in time for training camp to get ready for the upcoming 2014 season.

Still, though, this offseason has been hard enough for Panthers fans to deal with. They’ve lost a plethora of wide receivers, and have done very little to replace them.

At this point, with no disrespect to anyone else on the Carolina offense, Newton is about all they have at this point.

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