For all the Carolina Panthers fans out there who are keeping their fingers crossed that Luke Kuechly is able to return right after the bye week, you aren't the only one. Apparently, Josh Norman is trying to do everything in his power to get Kuechly back out there, even if it means a little bribe for the doctor evaluating Kuechly.
According to David Newton of ESPN, Norman gave Kuechly a present to pass along to the independent neurology consultant who will be giving the linebacker his final clearance.
"I gave him some gummy bears to give to the lady," Norman told ESPN.
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"I know she's listening. So I know you're going to get them."
Obviously, it's been tough playing without Kuechly, but the unbeaten Panthers are still getting the job done in an impressive way. As Norman explains, though, this unit is going to be even better once Kuechly is able to get back out on the field.
"Hopefully he'll be back with us," Norman said. "Man, just ball at that capacity rate. He's a dog right there. He's an animal. He's a No. 1 guy. I just love playing with him. When we get him back, everything is going to be even that much better."
A.J. Klein has done a great job filling in for Kuechly over the past three and a half weeks, and should still have a big role even when Kuechly gets cleared to return to action.