Many have been wondering why Cam Newton hasn’t been using his legs more to make plays. During today’s press conference the quarterback revealed that the ankle surgery that was originally described as a “clean=up”, was more severe.
Cam Newton says his ankle surgery was more major than it was “displayed” to him at the time. Didn’t 2nd-guess his decision to have surgery.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 1, 2014
“We kind of teased about it a couple weeks ago, how the doctor kind of downplayed how the surgery was going to go. I just thought this was a surgery just to clean up the ligaments and what not,” Newton said Wednesday. “But after reading a lot of reports from you guys, hearing about so much of ligament repair and this major ankle surgery that may hold Cam Newton off for a couple months, that’s when I started scratching my head like, man, this may be bigger than I thought. And something I thought may have a cast on for a couple weeks end up to be a couple months.”
This may explain why Mike Shula hasn’t cut Newton loose, but Cam says hopefully, he’ll be able to run more soon.
“I’m still in that mode where trying to realize that I’m still trying to recover from a major ankle surgery that was displayed to me originally as a regular little cleanup,” Newton said. “But I’m glad it happened. My ankle is getting back and feeling stronger than ever. And hopefully I will be able to display my running talents here soon. If that means my running makes a big impact on the game, who knows?”