When linebacker Luke Kuechly went down in the second quarter of Carolina's Week 1 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars, no one had any idea what to expect when it came to a return timeframe. If the early reports are any indication, Kuechly may be back on the field sooner than later.

As Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported, Kuechly is now entering the second stage of the concussion protocol.

That's big news, but obviously there are still steps to be made before Kuechly is a back in the regular season action. Could it happen in Week 2? Fans have their fingers crossed, and Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer also reported that Kuechly was seen at practice (not practicing though).

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Here's to hoping for a quick return for Kuechly, who seems to be doing great at this point.

(h/t @josephperson and @jjones9)