Luke Kuechly RUMORS & NEWS

  • Luke Kuechly will remain sidelined for Panthers’ season finale

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers aren’t taking any chances with the long-term health of All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly, who will once again remain on the sidelines for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Head coach Ron Rivera made this decision public speaking with Pat Kirwan of “Movin’ the..." December 28

  • Cam supports Panthers' call to sit Kuechly despite clearing concussion protocol

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn’t mince words, or sigh, or crack a joke when it came to Luke Kuechly. Instead, he looked reporters in the eye on Thursday, gripped the podium with both hands and said seriously that he agreed with head coach Ron Rivera’s decision to sit Luke Kuechly..." December 22

  • Luke Kuechly is focused on returning to the field despite health concerns

    Fox Sports "On Wednesday afternoon, officially facing media for the first time since his frightening concussion on Thursday Night Football, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly raised his left hand to give a thumbs-up to assure us all that he is OK. He’s been getting the question for a month. Texts..." December 22

  • Ron Rivera: Gut is to ‘err on the side of caution’ with Luke Kuechly

    Sportsnaut "Luke Kuechly was cleared to play on Monday night after passing the NFL’s concussion protocol, yet the Carolina Panthers linebacker was held out of the game. It was the smart move, as Kuechly’s concussion suffered in Week 11 was obviously a big one — his second such injury in two years. Going..." December 20

  • Luke Kuechly inactive vs. Redskins despite passing concussion protocol

    Sporting News "Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly has been ruled inactive for Monday night's clash against the Redskins despite passing the concussion protocol earlier this week. Kuechly suffered a concussion in November against the Saints and hasn't played since. He was given clearance to play by team..." December 19

  • Luke Kuechly clears concussion protocol, but might not play

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has cleared the league’s concussion protocol, but that doesn’t mean he’ll return to the field on Monday night in Washington. Coach Ron Rivera said today that he still views Kuechly as questionable. “We are excited to have Luke healthy and cleared from the..." December 17

  • Ron Rivera says Carolina Panthers aren’t ready to shut down Luke Kuechly for season

    Charlotte Observer "Pro Bowl middle linebacker Luke Kuechly missed his third consecutive game while in the NFL concussion protocol, but Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said no decision has been made about shutting him down for the season. “No. I’ll go along with what the doctors tell me,” Rivera said. “That’s..." December 12

  • Luke Kuechly will miss his third straight game on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly is still not cleared from the league’s concussion protocol and will not play on Sunday against the Chargers. The Panthers announced today that Kuechly, who returned to practice this week, still hasn’t been given the medical go-ahead to play. Kuechly..." December 10

  • Kuechly questionable vs. Chargers, must pass final concussion test

    ESPN "arolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly will start Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, barring a last-minute setback in the concussion protocol. Starting strong safety Kurt Coleman and cornerback Daryl Worley also are progressing through the protocol. All three were full participants..." December 09

  • Panthers to activate Kuechly when he clears protocol

    CBS Sports "The Carolina Panthers reportedly won't be taking things to an extremely cautious level with star linebacker Luke Kuechly the rest of this season. Currently in the league's concussion protocol after missing the last two games, Kuechly is expected to be activated and play over the final portion..." December 06

  • Kuechly, Kalil ruled out vs. Raiders

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly and center Ryan Kalil have been ruled out for Sunday's game at Oakland, coach Ron Rivera said on Friday. Also, the Panthers placed left tackle Michael Oher on injured reserve. Oher missed the past seven games with a concussion and there was no..." November 25

  • Unlikely to Join the Panthers on the West Coast, Luke Kuechly is ‘On the Mend’

    Black and Blue Review "The way Thomas Davis sees it, the lasting image of a tearful Luke Kuechly getting carted off the field last Thursday night wasn’t a total negative. “I think that I got a good picture of what he means to the city and what he means to the community,” Davis said Wednesday when asked about his..." November 24

  • Rivera: 'No timetable' for Kuechly's return

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers could potentially be without star inside linebacker Luke Kuechly for some time after he suffered a scary concussion last Thursday against the New Orleans Saints. On Monday, head coach Ron Rivera said “there is no timetable” for Kuechly’s recovery. The dynamic linebacker..." November 21

  • In the concussion protocol, Luke Kuechly reportedly has a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s concussion crisis has become in recent weeks a comedy. And the “who’s on first?” routine relates to the concussion protocol and whether a player in it actually has a concussion. Apparently, a player can be in the concussion protocol without having a concussion. There otherwise would..." November 20

  • Luke Kuechly in concussion protocol following hit

    NFL.com "The Carolina Panthers won Thursday night's game but lost their star linebacker. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Luke Kuechly is in concussion protocol following a hit late in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' 23-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints. In addition to having his left..." November 18

  • Luke Kuechly Weeps His Way Off The Field After Scary Injury

    Deadspin "Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly took a nasty head injury in the fourth quarter of tonight’s close game against the Saints. Kuechly had to be carted off and he did not hide his emotions as he was leaving the field. It wasn’t immediately apparent what part of his body exactly Kuechly hurt, but..." November 18

  • Luke Kuechly listed as questionable, Panthers expect him to play

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers are trying to get their season pointed in a better direction than it went during a 1-5 start and last week’s win over the Cardinals was a step in the right direction. They’ll be in Los Angeles this weekend in an attempt to make it two wins in a row, but they may not have linebacker..." November 04

  • Brees: Davis, Kuechly possibly best LB tandem ever

    ESPN "Forgive Drew Brees for his hyperbole. Even though the New Orleans Saints quarterback has been playing in the NFL for 16 years, he hasn’t run into many true linebacker duos like the Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis -- maybe none, in fact. Many argue that the inside linebacker..." October 15

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