Denver Broncos star slot receiver Wes Welker missed last week’s loss against the San Diego Chargers with a concussion, and he still hasn’t been medically cleared from the injury he suffered against the Tennessee Titans. The Broncos have enough depth and top-end talent at wide receiver and tight end to make up for Welker’s injury, but losing a player of his caliber for a week obviously hurts. I wonder if the Broncos are more inclined to rest Welker at this juncture of the season, especially since they are facing the lowly Houston Texans this week. Then again, it’s “any given Sunday” and every game is important with a bye week still not guaranteed.
According to the Denver Post’s Mike Klis, Wes Welker is one of three Broncos players not at practice today (the other two are DL Derek Wolfe and rookie CB Kayvon Webster), which means that Welker still hasn’t been cleared from the Week 14 concussion. Although he is tentatively expected to play this week, it’s still too early to make predictions. There’s plenty of time for him to recover and get cleared, and I think we’ll have to wait until Thursday to get a better idea of Welker’s status this week against the Texans.
Consider Welker “iffy” this week, and make sure to keep a close eye out on all updates. Anything can happen with Welker, especially since the Broncos need to be careful of his health. Not only is he a star player on this team and a big key to what they do on offense (a slot receiver like Welker really helps out everyone else on offense), but Welker is also a player who has a history of concussions.
Welker already had 73 receptions for 778 yards and ten touchdowns this season, and it’s amazing watching how tough and productive this guy is on a year-to-year basis.