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Luke Kuechly Out vs. Seahawks

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Following their Super Bowl run a season ago, it was expected for the Carolina Panthers to make another run at it this year. However, that simply hasn’t been the case.

Currently, the Panthers find themselves sitting with a record of (4-7), which places them in last place in the NFC South. It doesn’t help when their best defensive player, Luke Kuechly, is out due to concussion protocol. Two weeks ago, Kuechly suffered a scary injury head injury against division rival New Orleans.

With the Seattle Seahawks on the horizon, the All-Pro linebacker will miss his second straight game. Nonetheless, head coach Ron Rivera loves Kuechly’s presence.

“He’s done a really nice job of talking to the guys and being in communication with them,” Rivera said. “It’s a neat thing.”

Fourth-year linebacker A.J. Klein will likely make his second straight start in place for Kuechly.

Source: Panthers.com


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