Breaking News: Panthers QB Cam Newton To Undergo Surgery On Ankle

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Carolina Panthers fans have more bad news this week.  Team announced he’ll have surgery on his ankle on Wednesday, March 19th at Carolinas Medical Center.

He is scheduled to be sidelined for four months.

The team also says the three-year NFL veteran has experienced soreness in the ankle since the end of last season.

“The Drive” with Marc James had a caller unofficially announce the news, and then word from the Panthers on Twitter says that he’ll definitely be having the surgery.

Head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion says that his ankle became sore after the San Francisco 49ers game.

The team says the surgery will be performed by team physician Robert Anderson at Carolinas Medical Center and could return before training begins at the end of July.

Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion says “the ankle was sore after the San Francisco game and we wanted to see if rest would calm it down, but it is still bothering him and the decision was made to address it.”

Newton led the Panthers to a 12-4 record last season and the NFC South championship and was selected to the Pro Bowl.

The caller into “The Drive” who announced the news says his wife is associated with Dr. Robert Anderson who will be performing the surgery.  It’s still unclear if this is a HIPPA violation.

Why did Cam and the team wait so long to have this surgery done in the off season?

Keep listening to “The Drive” on WFNZ 610 AM for up-to-date info on the surgery.

-Portions written by STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer

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