Kuechly out for Sunday's game against Chargers

Panthers Linebacker Luke Kuechly 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, according to the NFL.

There was optimism he would be able to play after participating in a full practice on Friday, but he did not clear the final hurdle in time to suit up for the game.

This will be the third game in a row Kuechly will miss stemming from a concussion he suffered against New Orleans Thursday, November 17. 

Safety Kurt Coleman and Corner Daryl Worley who were also in the concussion protocol have been cleared to play Sunday.