Luke Kuechly was in tears as he was carted off the field with an injury during Thursday Night Football. The Carolina Panthers All-Pro linebacker was being evaluated for a concussion after he took a helmet to the chin on a fourth-quarter play.
Here’s a look at the play and the aftermath:
Kuechly had serious concussion issues last season, so that might explain why he was so emotional. It was heart-breaking to see the guy sitting there sobbing while being evaluated.
It appears Kuechly escaped a left leg injury despite wrenching it awkwardly on the play. But, the fact that they had to cart him off the field for a concussion says all you need to know about the situation. That was not good for Kuechly or his future.
The Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints 23-20 Thursday night, but everyone’s thoughts were with Kuechly as the game wound to a close.