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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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ESPN's David Newton reports Luke Kuechly (concussion) is expected to return in Week 14 against the Chargers.
Per Newton, Kuechly will return to the starting lineup "barring a last-second setback." Kuechly returned to a limited practice on Wednesday and was upgraded to full on Friday. Fill-in A.J. Klein will head back to the bench upon Kuechly's return. Dec 9 - 2:13 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Luke Kuechly (concussion) is questionable for Week 14 against the Chargers.

Mario Addison (foot) and Kurt Coleman (concussion) also drew the questionable tag. Kuechly was a full participant at Friday's practice. All signs point to him suiting up this week after missing the previous two games with a concussion. Obviously it would be a huge boost to Carolina's defense. Kuechly is arguably the best middle linebacker in football when healthy.
Dec 9 - 1:16 PM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton said Luke Kuechly "appears -- with emphasis on appears -- to be on track to return from the concussion protocol."

Kuechly practiced for the third day in a row on Friday, but Newton cautioned he still has not been cleared the protocol. That should come this weekend, but it is not a given. Kuechly will likely be listed as questionable on the final report.
Source: ESPN
Dec 9 - 11:08 AM

Luke Kuechly (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

Kuechly has missed the Panthers' past two games after suffering a concussion in the Week 11 Thursday night game against the Saints. Kuechly's concussion was one of the scarier ones, but he seems to be on his way back.
Dec 7 - 2:19 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) will be evaluated Wednesday to see if he can resume practicing.

He's missed the Panthers' last two games with a concussion. With Carolina headed nowhere this year, there's no need to rush Kuechly back, especially given his history of concussions. A.J. Klein has been filling in for Kuechly at middle linebacker.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 6 - 1:01 PM

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) still isn't practicing.

Kuechly won't play this week and remains out indefinitely. The Panthers are going to have a tough time guarding Jimmy Graham on Sunday Night Football.
Dec 2 - 3:15 PM

Luke Kuechly (concussion) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

It's been almost two weeks since he suffered a concussion in a Thursday night game against New Orleans. Per beat writer Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Kuechly is "unlikely" to play against the Seahawks in Week 13. This is Kuechly's second concussion in as many seasons. He'll have as much time as he needs to recover.
Nov 30 - 6:07 PM

Panthers declared MLB Luke Kuechly, DE Mario Addison, C Ryan Kalil, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, WR Brenton Bersin, DT Vernon Butler, and CB Louis Young inactive for Week 12 against the Raiders.

Kuechly is out indefinitely with a concussion. Addison has a foot injury.
Nov 27 - 3:10 PM

Luke Kuechly (concussion) is out for Week 12 against the Raiders.

He suffered a scary-looking concussion in last week's game against New Orleans and hasn't resumed practicing. Kuechly has a history of head injuries having missed three games last year due to a concussion. Consider him week to week.
Nov 25 - 1:39 PM

ESPN's David Newton reports the Panthers are preparing as if Luke Kuechly (concussion) will not play Week 12 against the Raiders.

It is not a surprise after Kuechly suffered a scary concussion last Thursday night. He was not able to practice Wednesday. Kuechly missed three games and four weeks with a concussion last season. It would not be surprising if he missed multiple games again this year.
Source: ESPN
Nov 24 - 10:04 AM

Luke Kuechly (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

Consider him week to week after suffering a scary concussion last Thursday night. If Kuechly sits, which seems likely, Latavius Murray gets a big boost in what is a poor matchup for him on paper. Murray would be an RB2.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 23 - 11:49 AM

The Panthers don't have a timetable for Luke Kuechly's (concussion) return.

Kuechly's backup A.J. Klein is also in the concussion protocol. Speaking Monday, coach Ron Rivera said he had no idea why Kuechly was so emotional after going down last Thursday. Kuechly missed extended time with a concussion in 2015. At least right now, it doesn't appear his head injury is any sort of special situation. The star linebacker could return this season.
Nov 21 - 1:43 PM

Luke Kuechly (concussion) did not practice Monday.

It is not a surprise after Kuechly suffered a concussion Thursday night against the Saints. The star linebacker missed three games with a head injury last season, and he could travel to see a specialist this week. He is at best questionable to face the Raiders.
Nov 21 - 11:06 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter has confirmed that Luke Kuechly did indeed suffer a concussion in Thursday's Week 11 game against the Saints.

He was already in the concussion protocol, but that doesn't always indicate that a player has suffered a concussion. Kuechly may travel to Pittsburgh this week to receive a second opinion from concussion specialist Dr. Mickey Collins. Per Schefter, it's "hard to imagine" Kuechly being cleared for next week's game at Oakland. This is Kuechly's second concussion in as many seasons.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 20 - 8:24 AM

Luke Kuechly is officially in the league's concussion protocol.

Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday that a concussion is the "only" injury Kuechly suffered Thursday night, though it's important not to make light of the situation. Kuechly was short of breath and hyperventilating as he was carted off the field. He'll have 10 days to get ready for Week 12, though it's no given he'll be ready considering the concussion issues Kuechly has had in the past.
Nov 18 - 12:36 PM

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