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ESPN medical analyst takes more pessimistic view of Cam Newton recovery timetable

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton walks off the field after falling to the turf while trying to stop San Diego Chargers' Trovon Reed from returning an interception for a touchdown during NFL action on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium. Newton injured his shoulder after landing awkwardly on the play. Next week, Newton will undergo surgery to fix a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder on March 30, 2017.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton walks off the field after falling to the turf while trying to stop San Diego Chargers' Trovon Reed from returning an interception for a touchdown during NFL action on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium. Newton injured his shoulder after landing awkwardly on the play. Next week, Newton will undergo surgery to fix a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder on March 30, 2017. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

On Tuesday, news broke that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would need shoulder surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff. The team said it expected Newton to be ready to play by the start of training camp.

On Wednesday, ESPN medical analyst Dr. Mark Adickes doubted that timetable, saying Newton may not be ready until September – after the regular season starts.

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