Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to have ankle surgery

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo ankle surgery on Wednesday.

Newton dealt with ankle issues towards the end of the season. The surgery on Newton’s ankle will be preformed by Panthers team doctor Robert Anderson.

“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,” Panthers head trainer Ryan Vermillion said.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the ligaments in the ankle had been stretched out, and the procedure will tighten them.

Ideally the Panthers will have Newton ready to go by training camp.

Newton played all 16 games for the Panthers last season completing 61.7-percent of his passes for 3,379 yards 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

The Panters are still on the lookout for wide receivers after losing Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn.