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Wes Welker says he’s OK

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The neck injury that knocked Patriots receiver Wes Welker out of Saturday night’s game was not serious.

I’m OK,” Welker said as he walked out of the locker room after the game, per Ian R. Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

Welker got hurt while tackling Lions safety Ricardo Silva, who had intercepted a Tom Brady pass intended for Chad Ochocinco. The play was one of many on which everything seemed to be going wrong for the Patriots in their 34-10 loss.

Brady said he was confident Welker would shake it off quickly.

“He’s a tough guy,” Brady said. “There’s nobody tougher than Wes Welker. He’s mentally, physically, he’s as good as there is.”

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27 Responses to “Wes Welker says he’s OK”
  1. gdeli says: Aug 28, 2011 7:10 AM

    He says he is ok but what does the dr. say? I hate this macho male bs.

  2. bcgreg says: Aug 28, 2011 7:52 AM

    @ gdeli

    Then go watch Dancing With the Stars.

  3. tombradysbaby says: Aug 28, 2011 7:54 AM

    He is probably fine. With a neck stinger like that it’s better to err on the side of caution and take him out of the game.

  4. canetic says: Aug 28, 2011 7:58 AM

    How is Tom Brady’s hair? I think I saw it get messed up at one point.

  5. CKL says: Aug 28, 2011 8:00 AM

    gdeli, can’t speak for other teams but on the Pats this isn’t about macho. You could have a limb severed and you BETTER say “I’m ok”. You will then be listed as “day to day” with an issue “somewhere on your person”. Pats fans know that we may either be reading the guy’s obit in the coming weeks , or he will return to practice the next day.

  6. iflounder says: Aug 28, 2011 8:03 AM

    welker can’t be defeeted that easily.

  7. jc1958cool says: Aug 28, 2011 8:13 AM

    big changes this year! lions up, patriots down!
    belichick can’t win without cheating

  8. BTC says: Aug 28, 2011 8:43 AM

    gdeli, can’t speak for other teams but on the Pats this isn’t about macho. You could have a limb severed and you BETTER say “I’m ok”. You will then be listed as “day to day” with an issue “somewhere on your person”. Pats fans know that we may either be reading the guy’s obit in the coming weeks , or he will return to practice the next day.
    ___________________________________

    Unless, you know, you get your ACL blown out during the first game of the season. Roffle.

  9. argandia says: Aug 28, 2011 8:46 AM

    Wes Welker is an important part of my fantasy football draft strategy. He’s usually my second WR taken. If he’s injured this year so will be my fantasy football season

  10. robsterny says: Aug 28, 2011 8:56 AM

    Hope Wes will be ok. Im a Jets fan but I admire the hell out of Welker…hes a stand-up guy on and off the field. What does the Dr. say? All players are told to say ..”Im ok”..Take care Wes.

  11. Soulman45 says: Aug 28, 2011 8:59 AM

    I hope he is fine it was a hard hitting game the Lions was hitting hard it was a great game for Detroit they did it all THE DISASSEMBLE LINE what a team the Pats had no answer they have to get better to beat the Jets.

  12. sooogone says: Aug 28, 2011 8:59 AM

    Who cares about Wes Welker? As long as Tom Brady is OK so he can model more watches, that’s all that matters.

  13. 3octaveFart says: Aug 28, 2011 9:00 AM

    canetic says: Aug 28, 2011 7:58 AM

    “How is Tom Brady’s hair? I think I saw it get messed up at one point.”

    Don’t worry, Giselle has it insured.

  14. richm2256 says: Aug 28, 2011 9:09 AM

    gdeli says:
    He says he is ok but what does the dr. say? I hate this macho male bs.
    ————————————————–

    Seriously, guy, you DO know this is football, right?

    How the hell did a soccer fan get in here?

  15. richm2256 says: Aug 28, 2011 9:11 AM

    canetic says:
    How is Tom Brady’s hair? I think I saw it get messed up at one point.
    ————————————————–

    It’s day-to-day at this point.

    Not to worry, Brian Hoyer’s hair is ready to go.

  16. backindasaddle says: Aug 28, 2011 9:29 AM

    canetic says:
    Aug 28, 2011 7:58 AM
    How is Tom Brady’s hair? I think I saw it get messed up at one point.

    ….and you wish he was the QB of your team.

    ….and you wish you were banging Gisele.

  17. tsimpson50 says: Aug 28, 2011 9:45 AM

    Whew! Only a stinger… Thought it may have been a foot injury. Rex Ryan’s wife probably could have helped out with the rehab.

  18. starfan79 says: Aug 28, 2011 10:36 AM

    He better be ok, he is my third receiver on my fantasy team!

  19. nickster2k says: Aug 28, 2011 10:42 AM

    just add him to the list the players who will be listed as “questionable” on the injury report all season long

  20. stvang says: Aug 28, 2011 11:18 AM

    well he’s a lumberjack and he’s ok. He work all day and he….

    For us older mp fans :p

  21. oldhamletman says: Aug 28, 2011 11:29 AM

    Welker…. great player and another gift from the hapless Dolphins management who had him in his prime and dealt him…..

  22. robsterny says: Aug 28, 2011 11:35 AM

    @ tsimpson50;
    Thats original!…did it take you a long time to come up with that one?…Cant stand when someone beats the hell out of an OLD topic. Come up with something new will ya!…Loser.

  23. blackbug99 says: Aug 28, 2011 11:45 AM

    iflounder says:
    Aug 28, 2011 8:03 AM
    welker can’t be defeeted that easily.
    ————————————————-
    My God!!! How would he run?!!

  24. killathadon says: Aug 28, 2011 12:17 PM

    Im actaully pretty happy to have Matt at qb.. I love Bradys game but a healthy Stafford will pick apart defenses and win games, also he’s like 7 years younger. but patriot fans have the edge, Bradys got the nicer hair……

  25. citizenstrange says: Aug 28, 2011 5:09 PM

    That’s what he gets for spearing. That was a dirty play by Welker that backfired.

  26. denverdude7 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:09 AM

    There is not much I like about the Patriots.

    Wes Welker is probably the lone exception. He is a tough hard working player who never speaks out of line or appears on police reports. I am glad his injury doesn’t appear to be serious.

    That being said, where was the flag for leading with his helmet?

    Roger? Roger are you out there?
    Are you reviewing the play and getting ready to issue the fine?

    Oh,my bad, it was the Patriots. What was I thinking?

  27. axespray says: Aug 29, 2011 5:44 AM

    dude tore his acl, then came back and played great… didn’t lose a step.

    lil’ dude is a tough person.

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