Bus Cook, the agent for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, took a break from his Clowney dealings Wednesday after the Gamecocks’ pro day to discuss another client – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Cook was asked about Newton’s recent ankle surgery and the Panthers’ intention to exercise their club option for 2015 on Newton, and expressed no misgivings about either.

Cook, the Mississippi-based agent who also represents Russell Wilson, Calvin Johnson and Brett Favre, said Newton is recovering well after March 19 surgery to tighten the ligaments in his left ankle.

“He’s doing fine,” Cook said from the stands at Williams-Brice Stadium. “I mean, Cam’s a big, strong, tough kid. So he’ll be fine.”

Newton injured the ankle in two of the final three games, including the playoff loss to San Francisco. When he was still experiencing pain in the ankle last month, Newton returned to Charlotte, had an MRI and underwent surgery two weeks ago.

Newton, who missed only a handful of snaps because of injury during his first three seasons, is expected to be sidelined for the Panthers’ organized team activities this spring but should be back for training camp at the end of July.

Cook said he wasn’t surprised to hear the Panthers plan to use the fifth-year club option on Newton. General manager Dave Gettleman said last week the Panthers would use the option, which must be exercised by May 3.