CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is being evaluated for a concussion, the team announced Thursday.
Kuechly exited Thursday night’s home game against Philadelphia in the second quarter with an injury. After Kuechly was blocked on a LeGarrette Blount 2-yard run down to the 1, he slightly slumped in the middle of the field. He did walk to the sideline under his own power.
He was later taken to the locker room for evaluation and did not return.
"The only thing I can tell you is that he's in the protocol," head coach Ron Rivera said following the game. "I don't know anything other than that."
The Panthers lost to the Eagles 28-23.
Kuechly missed the last six games of last season with a concussion he suffered against New Orleans. The infamous moment was forever ingrained into football fans’ memory as the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year was carted off while sobbing uncontrollably. Kuechly also missed three games in 2015 with a concussion.
Luke Kuechly is being evaluated for a concussion.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 13, 2017
An update on Kuechly’s condition was not provided by the team.