The Carolina Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints on “Thursday Night Football” 23-20, but that was the last thing on everyone’s minds afterward.
Panthers superstar linebacker Luke Kuechly was carted off the field with under five minutes remaining in the game and was evaluated for a concussion after suffering a horrific-looking injury.
It appeared as though Saints running back Tim Hightower inadvertently hit Kuechly in the head with his own helmet as he was being tackled.
Kuechly visibly was gasping for air when the cameras zoomed in on his face after the injury, and he appeared to be very emotional.
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