It's not too often that we hear about injuries from in-season this far into the actual offseason. But that happened big time on Tuesday with the Carolina Panthers' announcement that quarterback Cam Newton will undergo shoulder surgery and is out for the next four months.
The surgery is said to be to fix a partially torn rotator cuff that Newton himself suffered during a frustrating 2016 season for both the quarterback and the team.
In terms of the fantasy relevance of this surgery, there's not a lot to look at. It's taking place far enough away from the 2017 regular season for us to be too concerned. But we're surely going to want to make sure the timeline for Newton's return is on par with what we're currently hearing.
Newton's ADP will have him as a top-three quarterback during preseason drafts. But based on this injury and the Panthers' substandard offensive line, this should lead to some questions moving forward.