The star linebacker sustained his second concussion in as many years during a Week 11 clash. In a distressing scene, Kuechly cried and appeared to be struggling to breathe as he was carted off the field. Despite being medically cleared prior to Week 15, the Panthers opted to keep him on the shelf.
Now healthy and participating in OTAs, Kuechly said Thursday he’s done talking about concussions.
“Everybody knows I want to play,” Kuechly said, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “Everybody knows the decision was made by the coaches so hopefully we can move on from that and not ask any more questions about concussions because I’m done with that.”
The Panthers will be hoping Kuechly will be able to stay healthy. Without their defensive centerpiece, the usually stout Carolina defense gave up just over 25 points per game over the last seven weeks of the campaign.
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