Three weeks after surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is on the road to recovery. But that road is too long for him to be at full speed by September.
Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports that a source familiar with Welker’s recovery process says Welker is “doing very well,” at this point in his recovery, but that it’s “an unrealistic proposition” to expect Welker back for the start of the 2010 season.
So far, Welker seems to have avoided the kinds of complications that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had after ACL surgery. Brady had to have follow-up procedures because a staph infection developed after his ACL was repaired.
Welker tore his ACL in the regular-season finale against the Houston Texans on January 3.