Luke Kuechly Still In “Timeout”
Panthers To Hold Luke Kuechly And Cam Newton Out Of Preseason Opener
Despite being held out of several practices last week, the star linebacker confirmed that he was not in the concussion protocol.
“I know what you guys are going to ask. My head is good. I wasn’t in the protocol,” Kuechly said. “Like coach has said the last few times, I just got rolled up weird and they said ‘Alright, you gotta sit out, Luke,’ and you gotta listen to what they say. I practiced the last few days. Everything is fine. I just got hit weird on the side, but it’s all good.”
Jermaine Carter is expected to start in Kuechly’s place at middle linebacker. Kyle Allen will start at quarterback when the Panthers open up preseason play against the Bears in Chicago on Thursday night.