- Joe Person mentions that the surgery will aim to “tighten up the ligaments” and the anticipated recovery time is four months.
Panthers’ Head Athletic Trainer Ryan Vermillion said that Newton’s ankle was sore after 49ers games last season.
“We wanted to see if rest would calm it down, but it is still bothering him and the decision was made to address it,” Vermillion said.
Newton injured the ankle in week 16 against the Jets, but played through week 17, and one playoff game.
Newton should be ready just in time for the start of training camp, where he will undoubtedly be met with new faces at the wide receiver position.