The Patriots replaced receiver Wes Welker with a guy prone to injury. And so, as Welker prepares to return to New England as a member of the Broncos, he may miss the game due to injury.
According to the Broncos, Welker indeed suffered a concussion during Sunday night’s win over the Chiefs.
Welker suffered a blow to the head early in the fourth quarter. Somehow, he returned to the game, catching another pass. He later exited, with the team explaining that he was being evaluated for a concussion.
Now that the concussion is official, Welker won’t be able to practice or play without separate clearances from an independent neurologist. It’s unknown at this point whether he’ll be cleared to play next Sunday night at New England.
After the Pats chose Danny Amendola over Welker, New England was criticized for picking the younger but more fragile option. Now, there’s a chance that Welker will miss the game.