18 Feb Luke Kuechly of Carolina Panthers to have shoulder surgery
Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder, a league source confirmed to ESPN.
The injury is not expected to impact Kuechly’s being ready for the start of the 2016 season, the source said.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection suffered the injury late in the first half of the Jan. 3 regular-season finale against Tampa Bay, but returned to start the second half with a brace on the shoulder.
The typical timetable for recovery from this injury is 3-6 months, so Kuechly could miss most if not all of the offseason workouts. But the source said the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year should be ready for the start of training camp in late July.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) February 17, 2016