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Luke Kuechly | Linebacker | #59

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 238
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (9) / CAR
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Luke Kuechly (shoulder surgery) said he will not be a full participant in the offseason program.
Kuechly is just two months removed from labrum surgery. "Obviously, it’s not going to be a full plate in the spring like it usually is," Kuechly said. "I’m sure some things will be dialed back. I’m trying to take it one week at a time and when OTAs come around we’ll see what’s going on." Despite the limited offseason work, Kuechly is expected to be a full-go for training camp. Apr 7 - 10:21 AM

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Luke Kuechly (shoulder surgery) says he's "on schedule."

"I’m feeling better and it just takes time," Kuechly said. "It’s a process and these guys do a great job." Kuechly is six weeks removed from going under the knife. Although Kuechly has yet to be cleared to resume weightlifting, he's fully expected to be ready for training camp.
Mar 31 - 9:22 PM

The Panthers fully expect MLB Luke Kuechly (shoulder surgery) to be ready for training camp.

Kuechly went under the knife to repair a torn rotator cuff. His recovery is going "well." Even if Kuechly is babied along through training camp, his Week 1 status is in zero doubt.
Feb 25 - 1:52 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly will have surgery to repair a partially torn labrum this offseason.

He suffered the injury in Week 17 and played through it. Two of Kuechly's teammates, Mario Addison and Ryan Delaire, are undergoing the same surgery. Kuechly, who led all players with 29 tackles during the playoffs, expects to be ready for training camp.
Feb 16 - 7:10 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 12.

Kuechly had a big Thanksgiving Day game against the Cowboys, picking off a pair of passes and returning one for a touchdown. Despite missing four games earlier this season with a concussion, Kuechly has by far been Pro Football Focus' highest-graded inside linebacker. Out of 57 qualifiers, he's No. 1 both as a run defender and in coverage. He'll be in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation and probably warrants some MVP talk, as well.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 09:57:00 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera does not expect MLB Luke Kuechly (ankle) to miss Week 10.

"He’s a little stiff and sore," Rivera said. "He’ll probably be stiff and sore the next couple of days, but it shouldn’t be anything that’s going to keep him out." Kuechly could miss Wednesday's practice, but he should be a full-go against the Titans. Kuechly has 55 combined tackles in five games this season.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly is expected to miss some practice time after tweaking his ankle in Sunday's win, but will be ready for Week 10.

Kuechly has a day-to-day sprain. He should be an every-down player against the Titans.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 01:37:00 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly is officially active for Week 6 against the Seahawks.

He sat out three games with a concussion. Kuechly has been one of the best linebackers in football since making his debut in 2012. Expect him to make life difficult for Marshawn Lynch on Sunday.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) is probable for Week 6 against the Seahawks.

Kuechly missed a whopping three games with his brain injury. His return makes a tough matchup even tougher for Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) returned to practice on Tuesday.

Kuechly is back after missing three games with a concussion. A.J. Klein filled in at middle linebacker during his absence.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) has been cleared by an independent neurologist.

He should begin practicing this week and is expected to return to the lineup against the Seahawks. Kuechly ended up missing three games with the concussion.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) will meet with an independent neurologist again this week.

Kuechly met with a neurologist last week as well, but he did not gain clearance and remains in the concussion protocol. Kuechly's recovery has taken longer than expected, but it would be a surprise if he is not ready following the Panthers' Week 5 bye.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 01:02:00 PM

Luke Kuechly (concussion) is out for Week 4 against the Buccaneers.

Kuechly did some work with trainers this week but never made it to the practice field. For now, he's still in the league's concussion protocol. Consider him week to week.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 01:28:00 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) did not practice on Thursday.

He's still in the league's concussion protocol. Coach Ron Rivera doesn't expect him to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. A.J. Klein has been starting at middle linebacker.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 02:06:00 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly did not practice on Wednesday.

Kuechly was reportedly going to meet with an independent neurologist on Tuesday. His absence from Wednesday's practice suggests that exam did not go well. Kuechly still has a couple days to get cleared, but he is shaping up as doubtful for Week 4. With a bye next week, the Panthers may just decide to take it safe with their star linebacker.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 08:36:00 AM

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