While the Carolina Panthers fended off a late-game comeback attempt by division rival New Orleans, Thursday night’s victory did come at a cost.
While making a tackle late in the fourth quarter, star linebacker Luke Kuechly appeared to hit his head and fell to the ground awkwardly. While being carted off the field due to the undisclosed (at the time) injury, Kuechly was in tears. It was tough to watch, but we’ve included a video for you below:
As you could imagine, he’ll be evaluated for a concussion. After seeing the injury, and seeing his reaction while being carted off the field, I’d think that he’ll end up missing a few games as a result. But we’ll see how his diagnosis goes over the next few days.
Injury Report: LB Luke Kuechly is being evaluated for a concussion. #TNF
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