OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
5 days ago

Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday night's game against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Kuechly is slated to miss a second straight contest due to the concussion he suffered in Week 11's Thursday night game versus the Saints. With him sidelined once again, A.J. Klein figures to keep his temporary starting middle linebacker job, where he'll look to improve on his sub-par performance last weekend.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
7 days ago

Kuechly (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Instead, Kuechly observed the proceedings from the sideline in a baseball cap. There's no telling where he stands in the concussion protocol at the moment, but his presence Wednesday induces at least a twinge of optimism that he'll be available soon. In the other hand, Kuechly's return will be at the discretion of an independent neurologist, leaving him without a definitive recovery timetable.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Oakland, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With nary a practice rep under his belt and more than a week removed from sustaining a concussion, the waiting game continues as Kuechly deals with a second head injury in as many seasons. Precedent was set in 2015, when he missed three contests, but every concussion must run its course, leaving Kuechly and the Panthers in limbo. In the meantime, it's unclear how the defense will replace the IDP maven due to fellow MLB A.J. Klein tending to a concussion of his own.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Kuechly (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suffering from a concussion for the second time in as many seasons, Kuechly is poised to miss an undetermined amount of time. In 2015, he required a three-game stretch to receive clearance from the concussion protocol, but head injuries are among the murkiest to forecast. Expect A.J. Klein to fill in for Kuechly, assuming the former completes the aforementioned protocol himself.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Kuechly was diagnosed with a concussion after suffering a head injury Thursday against the Saints, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team confirmed that Kuechly was in the concussion protocol, though they haven't specifically said he has been diagnosed with a concussion yet. After taking a seemingly light hit to the head during Thursday's game, Kuechly was unable to walk off the field under his own power, ultimately needing a cart to take him back to the locker room for further evaluation. Given the uncertainty with head injuries, it's unclear when Kuechly will be able to return.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Kuechly has entered the concussion protocol following Thursday's win against the Saints, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to his departure in the fourth quarter, Kuechly had accrued a season-best 14 tackles, and his TD return of a blocked field goal was only called back due to a block in the back. With his return to action now dependent on the five-step protocol for head injuries, one must recall that he missed three games last season as a result of a concussion. For a team on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff picture, the potential downgrade from Kuechly to A.J. Klein could be the death knell for the defending NFC champions.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Kuechly will not return to Thursday's matchup with the Saints, as he is being evaluated for a concussion.

EDGE Analysis

The star linebacker did not appear to be in good spirits while being carted off the field. He missed three games, the only of his career, last season due to a concussion, which may explain his reaction. He recorded 14 tackles and a pass defended prior to being forced out of Thursday's game.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Keuchley was carted off the field after suffering an apparent injury in Thursday's matchup against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear what, or how serious the injury is, but the star linebacker did not appear in good spirits while being carted off. He took a helmet to the chest, while also going down awkwardly. He had been all over the field prior to getting injured, recording 14 tackles and one pass defended. He also had an 88-yard return for a touch down off a blocked field goal that got called back.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Kuechly forced a fumble while recording eight tackles and a pass defensed Sunday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

After missing Week 9 with a groin injury, Kuechly failed to post double-digit tackles for the third game in a row, but his forced fumble more than made up for it. On the season, he's averaging just a shade under 10 tackles per contest, and the occasional sacks, forced fumbles and passes defensed are unexpected bonuses for one of the best tacklers on the planet.

OUTLuke Kuechly
LB CAR (7)
1 month ago

Kuechly (groin) is active for Sunday's contest in Los Angeles, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The three absences in Kuechly's career were the result of a lingering concussion early last season, which was capped with a Super Bowl run in which he played through a torn labrum suffered in Week 17. As a result, he'll tough out his current concern and attempt to catch up with the NFL's leader in tackles, Zach Brown, who enters Week 9 with 87 to Kuechly's 74.