Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl middle linebacker Luke Kuechly on Friday was ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago with a concussion. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was listed as questionable after missing the past two days with swelling in his left knee that was surgically repaired in 2015. He practiced Friday and is expected to play against the Bears. This will be the 10th game Kuechly has missed since 2015 after going into the NFL's concussion protocol. Kuechly missed three games in 2015 and six games last season after suffering a concussion. The final three games missed in 2016 came after Kuechly was cleared from the protocol, but he was held out as a precaution with the Panthers out of playoff contention.
Panthers' Luke Kuechly to miss 10th game due to concussion since '15
ESPN | Oct 20