Wes Welker’s injury might mean the wide receiver could miss the Broncos, Patriots game.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, when Wes Welker left the New England Patriots he said Bill Belichick was hard to work with. But Tom Brady was supposedly furious when Welker left, especially considering he’d dropped his own paycheck to make room for players like Wes.
When with the Patriots, Welker was the franchise leader in receptions, with 672 caught in his six seasons. Welker also ranks second in franchise history with 7,459 yards, eighth with 37 touchdowns, and second in 100-yard receiving games with 28. This season, Welker has 61 receptions for 648 yards and a career-high nine touchdowns.
After Wes Welker became a free agent the Patriots signed tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez (which is probably one of the worst NFL business decisions in history considering the antics of those two). Eventually, Welker ended up with the Broncos so you can see how the upcoming Broncos, Patriots game at the Gillette Stadium would have been monumental for Wes.
But then Wes Welker suffered a concussion, leading the NFL to say he might not be returning soon enough:
“A player feeling normal one day after the game might pass cognitive testing Tuesday and begin a light exercise program, intensify their exercise routine Wednesday, participate in non-contact aspects of practice on Thursday and return to full practice Friday. But if a player has a history of concussions or isn’t progressing as quickly as planned, the process moves accordingly.”
In short, Wes Welker has to pass a series of tests this week in order to play against the Patriots for this Sunday night football.