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Panthers Announce Injury Update For QB Cam Newton

Cam Newton celebrating during a game against the Saints.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates during the second half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

On Thursday afternoon the Carolina Panthers announced star quarterback Cam Newton underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his throwing shoulder. Newton missed the final two games of the regular season with what was described as shoulder soreness.

The Panthers released a short statement about the procedure.

Quarterback Cam Newton underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right shoulder Thursday.

The procedure was successfully performed by Panthers team physician Dr. Pat Connor. Newton’s rehabilitation process will begin immediately.

Here was the initial post from the team.

Newton was an MVP candidate during the early part of the season as he enjoyed a career-high in completion percentage. However, the second half of the season wasn't as kind to Newton and the Panthers as the team lost six-straight games before Newton left after injury.

Newton in particular struggled over the final three games as he threw just two touchdowns versus six interceptions. His final game of the season came against the New Orleans Saints in which Newton completed just 55-percent of his passes.

After undergoing surgery in late January, Newton should be good to go by the time the 2019 season kicks off. Hopefully he doesn't suffer any setbacks and is able to compete for the Panthers next season.