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Panthers LB Luke Kuechly Could Visit Concussion Specialist This Week

ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed that Panthers LB Luke Kuechly did, in fact, suffer a concussion during Thursday night’s win over the Saints.

According to Schefter, Kuechly is considering traveling to Pittsburgh this week to visit concussion specialist, Dr. Micky Collins, to get a second opinion on how he should proceed. It’s worth mentioning that Kuechly has had a history of concussions dating back to his time in college.

Schefter can’t see Kuechly being available for their Week 12 game against the Steelers, even with the extra few days off.

Kuechly was carted off of the field during the fourth quarter of the game. Kuechly was visibly broken up as he was being evaluated by doctors and it appeared as though he was having a hard time breathing.

Kuechly, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2012. He’s currently in the second year of his six-year, $64.105 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1 million this year and another $7.36 million in 2017.

In 2016, Kuechly has appeared in 10 games for the Panthers and recorded 102 tackles, two sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and six pass defenses.

We’ll have more regarding Kuechly as the news is available.