Skip to main content

Around the League

Presented By

Panthers' Cam Newton: 'I'm not 100 percent yet'

Cam Newton participated in his first full practice Friday night since undergoing ankle surgery in March.

The Panthers signal-caller didn't appear to run with a limp during the session, per The Associated Press, but did limp when jogging over to sign fan autographs.

Newton cautioned that he still has some healing to do.

"I can't stress enough that I'm not 100 percent yet," Newton said. "It's just going to take treatment and time."

Coach Ron Rivera echoed Newton's carefulness, noting that his quarterback looked a "little rusty" in certain areas.

"A big thing is developing that footwork and getting that flexibility back in that ankle," Rivera said. "As he practices and goes through day by day we have to be smart with it. I think he will work back into shape pretty soon."

The star quarterback enters a challenging season, not only in trying to get back to 100 percent but also in building chemistry with a massively overhauled receiver group.

*The latest "Around The League Podcast" recaps all the training camp buzz and previews the biggest NFC North and NFC South camp stories. *

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content