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Luke Kuechly Cleared From Concussion Protocol

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What a difference a year makes.

This time last year, the Carolina Panthers were in pursuit of perfection. Now, the team is just hoping to finish the season .500. Since Week 11, Carolina’s been without All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly, who suffered a concussion in their win over the New Orleans Saints.

However, Kuechly has finally cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol.

“We are excited to have Luke healthy and cleared from the protocol,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “I know he is extremely motivated to get back on the field and help us win games. Whether he plays this week or not, I don’t know. We have to balance our enthusiasm with what’s best for Luke and the team long term.”

Kuechly is officially listed as questionable for Carolina’s Monday night showdown against the Washington Redskins.

Source: Panthers.com


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