Panthers coach says Cam Newton to begin throwing next week

Hazel Gray
June 6, 2017

He set up the post by saying, "Cam forgot to invite us to his birthday getaway so we didn't invite him to our camping trip".

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But it's another step in Newton's rehab, which Rivera says remains on schedule. "He's doing all the band work, all the stretching, all the rehab he's supposed to".

Fantasy Impact Newton, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery in late March, could return to the field in a limited capacity in time for next week's mandatory minicamp.

Newton (shoulder) is expected to begin throwing again next week, Max Henson of Panthers.com reports. The throwing session figures to be on the side, under the direction of trainer Ryan Vermillion.

"He has a good rehab program going very nicely", Rivera said.

"He's the leader of the team, so trying to follow in his footsteps", Kalil said with a laugh. "There is no reason to have a 16-year veteran out here".

"He loved it", Rivera said.

He hasn't played since last September when he sustained a concussion three weeks in the 2016 season. But with uncertainty surrounding Oher's concussion the Panthers drafted offensive tackle Taylor Moton from Western Michigan in the second round as a backup plan.

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