For the struggling Carolina Panthers, this is the LAST bit of news they wanted to receive this week.
Star quarterback Cam Newton is in the middle of another sensational year, but it's not coming without a price. The former Auburn QB has revealed he's still having issues with his surgically-repaired shoulder.
The issues are so severe, in fact, that it's looking like he may need to go under the knife once again during the offseason.
Newton and Carolina head coach Ron Rivera have both confirmed that Newton's been dealing with the injury during the campaign. However, no one will be using it as an excuse for the team's recent play.
"At the end of the day, I just know I'm healthy enough to play,'' Newton said. "I'm not going to let anything hold me back from being able to help my team. I definitely don't want to be a liability. I just want to make sure that I'm putting myself and this team in the best position to win football games.''
Despite his shoulder affecting him, Newton has thrown for 2,999 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.