"I imagine in that first game, he'll have some issues to deal with," said Dr. James Fleischli.
Fleischli is an orthopedic surgeon and while he isn't treating Cam's injury, he's dealt with plenty of athletes suffering from the same thing in the past.
"It hurts a lot," Fleischli said. "Pain is the main thing that you're fighting, but they heal on their own."
Fleischli says in the first week, just basic things like coughing, sneezing, even taking a deep breath are going to hurt. On the field, he'll feel sharp pain when he bends over to take a snap, when he drops back and when he twists to make a throw.
That's probably why he's sitting out Thursday night's preseason finale against the Steelers, but in 10 days in Tampa it's almost a guarantee that he won't be pain-free, which could impact his performance.
"It may affect his throwing motion in terms of pain, particularly with longer passes," Fleischli said.
Sorry if this is a repost. I saw this and thought it was a good insight on Cam's injury.
The good news seems to be that this injury will heal on it's own but the bad news is that it will take time before it does and Cam's throwing motion may be affected by this injury. Hopefully Cam can work through the injury on gameday though.