Panthers’ Cam Newton still wearing a walking boot

Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton needed ankle surgery, and he is still recovering from the surgery.

From Pro Football Talk:

"Darin Gantt of PFT, who covered the Panthers 14 years before joining this establishment nearly two years ago, reported during Friday night’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that Newton remains in a boot — and that the team remains hopeful Newton will be back to 100 percent in time for training camp."

This is not a good sign for the Panthers, who have a new crop of receivers after the departures of Steve Smith amongst others to break in. Newton could miss the entire offseason program missing out on all that valuable time with his new receivers.

Expecting the Panthers not to take a step back in 2014 after an incredibly successful 2013 isn’t unrealistic. The Panthers will have a lot of work to do in training camp to get everyone on the same page.