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Luke Kuechly Still on Track in Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

After the season, Luke Kuechly had surgery to repair a torn labrum and is still on track to be completely healthy by training camp.

Carolina Panthers' middle linebacker Luke Kuechly had surgery after Super Bowl 50 to repair a torn labrum, an injury he played with for the entire NFL playoffs. According to the team's site, the surgery took place six weeks ago and Kuechly said about his recovery, "We're on schedule."

Kuechly had an injury filled 2015 season and for the first time in his four-year career missed games after suffering a concussion in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and then missed the next three games.

However, once he returned to the field he played at the same level he has for his entire career and was one of the best linebackers in the league. He finished with over 100 total tackles and for the third straight year selected as a first-team All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl.

This past season though he set himself apart with his pass protection finishing with six interceptions and returning three for touchdowns. He scored two of those defensive touchdowns in consecutive playoff games against the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.

He was able to remove the sling about two weeks ago and has continued to work with the training staff in his rehab. He did mention that this offseason though he has had to switch up his workouts: "There are some different exercises to do – I’m doing a lot of bike stuff and lower body stuff. It’s going to be a gradual process. Once everybody gets back I’ll be able to do some stuff, but they are going to alter and modify what I can do. We have time so we might as well use the time."

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