CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There shouldn’t be much reason to question Cam Newton’s toughness.

In an interview with Bill Voth of, Newton said he didn’t regret playing the final games of the 2016-17 season while injured. Newton said he wanted to deliver a message to his teammates that he was willing to battle, even if their season-long goals were out of reach.

“But at the end of the day, I felt as if there was another thing that was achieved,” Newton told Voth. “I wear the ‘C’ patch on my jersey with great pride, and I feel as if it comes around again, would I reconsider it? Yeah, but also knowing those guys that I’m that going to give every single thing that I have to give for this game, for the fans, for my teammates, especially.”

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Newton is recovering from surgery to repair his partially torn rotator cuff that he suffered during a game against San Diego.

According to Voth, Newton isn’t expected to be allowed to throw until late June at the earliest, but the former NFL MVP remains on track to be healthy by the time training camp opens in July. 

To see Newton's full interview with, click here.