Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Cam Newton Player Overview

Newton has remained remarkably durable, considering his physical, run-heavy style. The Panthers QB reportedly suffered ligament and cartilage damage to his right knee in January's playoff loss at New Orleans. The team hasn't said much, other than that Newton avoided surgery. But no one appears too concerned about the joint. Newton did have offseason shoulder surgery before 2017, so he might be in better shape for prep work this time around. Barring any issues with the knee this summer, we'd expect the same old productive fantasy QB in 2018.


Chance of Injury in 2019: question mark 45%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 3.7%
Projected Games missed for 2019: question mark 0.7
Durability: question mark 7

High Risk


Cam Newton Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 21, 2018 NFL Shoulder Newton played through the injury until the final 2 weeks, when Carolina shut him down. Newton underwent surgery on January 24.
Jan 7, 2018 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Newton suffered ligament and cartilage damage, as well as extensive swelling. He avoided surgery.
Dec 11, 2016 NFL Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Newton eventually underwent surgery on March 30, 2017.
Oct 2, 2016 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Newton took a hard hit to the head during Week 4 action.
Dec 9, 2014 NFL Back Vertebral Fracture Newton endured two transverse process fractures in his lower back in a car accident.
Aug 22, 2014 NFL Chest Rib Fracture Newton suffered a fractured rib in a preseason game. He missed the first game of the regular season as a result.
Jan 12, 2014 NFL Pedal Ankle Ligament Tear Grade 3 The procedure was designed to tighten ligaments in Newton's left ankle and give him more range of motion. Surgery was on March 19, 2014.
Dec 30, 2012 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Newton suffered a left ankle sprain against the Saints that was considered minor.
Aug 30, 2008 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 During his sophomore season, Newton played in the season opener against Hawaii but suffered an ankle injury. He then took a medical redshirt.