Report: Luke Kuechly cleared from concussion protocol

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The Panthers have won their first four games despite the absence of linebacker Luke Kuechly for almost all of those contests, but it looks like they’ll have him back in the lineup this week.

Kuechly has been out since suffering a concussion in the season-opening victory over the Jaguars and Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports that he is out of the league’s concussion protocol after being cleared by an independent neurologist. Assuming there are no setbacks in practice over the next couple of days, he should be in the lineup against the Seahawks on Sunday.

A.J. Klein filled in for Kuechly while he was recovering and did a solid job in the middle of the Panthers defense. Kuechly brings more to the table, however, and should boost the Panthers’ chances of keeping their undefeated string going against Seattle.

In addition to bumping Carolina to 5-0, a win over Seattle would exorcise some demons from recent games against the Seahawks. The Panthers have lost to Seattle four times in the last three years with all three regular season losses coming by less than seven points.

24 responses to “Report: Luke Kuechly cleared from concussion protocol

  1. “The Panthers have lost to Seattle four times in the last three years with all three regular season losses coming by less than seven points.”

    All at 10AM, and in Carolina. Of course, the one game in Seattle at 1:00 PM was 31-17.

  2. I hear there are still a few Seahawks fans who actually think Bobby Wagner is a better linebacker than the best defensive player in the NFC.

    – Titans Fan

  3. great news, best wishes staying healthy and clear of this in the future

    if Carolina can take care of business in Seattle this coming week, how demoralized & finished will the Seahawks be sitting at 2-4?

  4. tennesseeoilers says:

    I hear there are still a few Seahawks fans who actually think Bobby Wagner is a better linebacker than the best defensive player in the NFC.

    – Titans Fan
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    We don’t have to think about it. We see it every week.

  5. mandings36 says:

    if Carolina can take care of business in Seattle this coming week, how demoralized & finished will the Seahawks be sitting at 2-4?
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    The Seahawks will plaster them. See all you trolls back here on Sunday, right?

  6. osiris33 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 10:43 AM
    “The Panthers have lost to Seattle four times in the last three years with all three regular season losses coming by less than seven points.”

    All at 10AM, and in Carolina. Of course, the one game in Seattle at 1:00 PM was 31-17.
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    That last one was close the whole way until a late interception return for a TD by Chancelor. Carolina was on their way to the endzone but Kam made a great play.

  7. osiris33 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 12:32 PM
    tennesseeoilers says:

    I hear there are still a few Seahawks fans who actually think Bobby Wagner is a better linebacker than the best defensive player in the NFC.

    – Titans Fan
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    We don’t have to think about it. We see it every week.

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    It doesn’t sound like you’ll be seeing Wagner much this week. Luke is the better player, not by a whole lot, but by enough.

  8. Remember SeaChicken fans, stadiums are no re-entry. So when you leave when losing, you’ll have to watch the rest of the game on monitors.

    But, you already know that from experience.

  9. The only troll i see in here is you Osiris…and those 4 games were at 1pm not 10. West coast time is irrelevant. And yeah, we’ll keep an eye out for you sunday 🙂

  10. The fact that this one kept him out 3 games at his relatively young age is concerning. He may not have more than about one more left in him. I hope I’m wrong on that.

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