Luke Kuechly to miss finale

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CHARLOTTE – Luke Kuechly will not play in the regular season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Head coach Ron Rivera confirmed the decision during a radio interview with Pat Kirwan of "Movin' the Chains" on SiriusXM.

The star linebacker has not played since suffering a concussion in Week 11. He cleared the protocol on December 17 and expressed his desire to return to action when he met with the media.

"Going forward, it's what's best for him," Rivera said, "it's what's best for the organization."

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