Kurt Coleman

Panthers LB Kuechly: No plans to retire after 2nd concussion

Luke Kuechly said he isn't going to let a second concussion end his football career.

The Panthers three-time All-Pro middle linebacker said Wednesday he has no plans to retire from playing football after his second concussion in as many years.

The 25-year-old has missed seven games in the past two years with concussions, including the last four this season.

Kuechly said that while he appreciates the overwhelming concern friends around the league and family have for him, "I'm holding off that retirement word for probably a little ways down the road. ... Whenever my opportunity comes back, I will be back out there."

Unlike teammate Cam Newton, who...

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