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Panthers: QB Newton's ankle surgery successful

March 19th, 2014 8:09 pm by Associated Press

Panthers: QB Newton's ankle surgery successful

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton warms up before a playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 12. (AP Photo)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton underwent successful surgery on his left ankle Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers said.

The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback will be sidelined for four months.

Team physician Robert Anderson performed the surgery in Charlotte.

In a release, Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said that "Dr. Anderson did not find anything unexpected in the procedure and the surgery went well."

Newton first tweaked the ankle in a regular-season game against New Orleans late in the season and then experienced some additional problems in Carolina's playoff loss to San Francisco on Jan. 12.

The team had hoped the ankle would heal on its own but after two months Newton was still experiencing discomfort.

Newton is expected to be ready in time for training camp.

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