The Panthers are the defending NFC Champs, but as they get set to head into the 2016 season, the entire fan-base has one, pressing question: How will the surgically repaired shoulder of star Luke Kuechly hold up over the course of the year?
If Wednesday was any indication, the answer was "pretty good."
That's because on Wednesday, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year showed off that surgically repaired shoulder in the most unusual way... as a caddy for buddy Greg Olsen.
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That's right, Olsen was at the Wells-Fargo Pro-Am and teamed veteran tour pro Johnson Wagner.
We'll get to Olsen's play on the course in a minute, but let's start with Kuechly's shoulder.
According to the star linebacker it was fine.
It was the rest of his body that was a problem.
"Carrying a bag, that is not easy," Kuechly told ESPN. "That thing is heavy, and you're picking it up, putting it down, making sure Greg has everything he needed. I probably didn't do a great job of that.
"I don't know how those guys do it [for a whole tournament]. My feet hurt. I can't wait to go sit down and take it easy for a while."
As exhausting as it was for Kuechly to carry the bag, it might have even been more tiring watching his partner actually play the course. Olsen shot a 46 on the front end, before finishing with a final round score of right around 100.
When asked to sum up his day, Olsen was blunt.
"Fortunately, today I wasn't dependent on feeding my kids with any result," Olsen said. "I'll stick to football, but I knew that coming in."
Safe to say Panthers fans will be excited to see both players in pads when training camp opens up this summer.