Wes Welker Suffers Concussion, Putting Status For Return To New England In Jeopardy

November 18, 2013 1:44 PM
Wes Welker Suffers Concussion, Putting Status For Return To New England In Jeopardy
" BOSTON (CBS) — For the first time in a long while, the biggest story line heading into a matchup between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning did not revolve around the two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. It was instead the return of Wes Welker to Gillette Stadium, but that now may not happen at all.

Welker suffered a concussion on Sunday night during the Broncos’ 27-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, which puts his status for next weekend’s game in jeopardy. The team announced Sunday night that Welker was being evaluated for a concussion, and Pro Football Talk later reported that he did indeed suffer the injury.

According to NFL concussion protocol, Welker must undergo testing once he regains “baseline functioning.”

“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,” NFL explains "

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