Oct. 12, 2017 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET1:17 GMT9:17 6:17 PM MST8:17 PM EST8:17 PM CT5:17 UAE (+1)21:17 ETNaN:� - Kuechly (neck, concussion) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday after leaving last Thursday's game and entering the concussion protocol. While his actual status in regard to a possible concussion hasn't been revealed, it's largely anticipated that he won't play in Sunday's game at Chicago. Analysis: Kuechly has suffered two previous concussions during his NFL career, one of which forced the star linebacker to miss six games last season. The 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year walked to the sideline after taking a hit near his neck and left shoulder from Philadelphia guard Brandon Brooks late in the first half, then later went off to the locker room and did not return for the start of the third quarter. It's concerning news for the Panthers as well as IDP owners.