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June 17, 2014

Cam Newton tests ankle but doesn't participate in Panthers practice

Cam Newton did more Tuesday on his surgically repaired ankle than Panthers coach Ron Rivera was expecting, but he won’t be on the practice field for team drills until training camp.

Newton tested his ankle on three- and five-step drops on passes to receivers Tuesday at Panthers mandatory minicamp. After stretching and the short throwing session, he did not participate in any other drills.

“There was an outside chance he’d be able to go full but he’s on track,” Rivera said. “We’re not going to force any issue with him so he was able to do what he was supposed to.”

Rivera said what Newton will likely do the same light throwing on Wednesday and Thursday, the final two days of minicamp. He spent part of organized team activities inside the facilities working on the underwater treadmill.

The Panthers quarterback is 13 weeks removed from surgery that tightened loose ligaments in his ankle. The original timetable had him slated to return by training camp in late July.

“I think I’m on schedule to make a speedy recovery,” Newton said after practice. “We are in the last curve and I am just trying to be smart about it, do everything that the trainers ask of me and more and see where that gets me.”

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on June 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM | Permalink

Comments

Word is his ankle is better than ever and he will be able to leap over the defenesive lines standing flat footed and land and keep running. He will once again change the game as we know it.

Posted by: Kelly Tripuka | Jun 17, 2014 2:13:44 PM

CAN'T WAIT TIL KICKOFF. I KEEP TELLING THESE GUYS THEY HAVE TO RELY ON OLD REMEDIES, NOT THESE NEW MEDS. EPSOM SALT BATHS AND THE REA ALCOHOL SHOULD HELP CAM'S ANKLE HEAL FASTER. WE WILL BE BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS AND ON OUR WAY TO THE SB AGAIN. WAY TO GO PANTHERS. #1 FAN IN ATLANTA.

Posted by: BRENDA LEIGH | Jun 18, 2014 12:08:18 PM

THAT SHOULD READ RED ALCOHOL, SORRY.EPSOM SALT, GOOD FOR ALL TYPES OF PAIN. BELIEVE ME.

Posted by: BRENDA LEIGH | Jun 18, 2014 12:13:06 PM

We should hire Brenda to keep Cam & J Stew healthy. Epsom salt can win us the super bowl.

Go really old school and tell'em to "rub a little dirt on it" or "walk it off". Brenda won't baby our panthers, she'll make man warriors of them.

Posted by: tony clifton | Jun 18, 2014 1:26:10 PM

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