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Monday, August 25, 2014

Broncos Injury Update: Wes Welker expected to play week one

By on 8/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker sustained a concussion the other night vs. the Houston Texans. Welker was able to get back to his feet and walk off under his own power, after taking a crushing hit from D.J. Swearinger.

According to Mike Klis, Welker is expected to be ready to for week one. In his tweet he goes on to say that that the "concussion helmet" helped reduce D.J. Swearinger's blow to the head.

This news probably seems good to Denver Broncos fans, but let's actually look at the this situation. Wes Welker has had three documented concussions in about the last year. That's a lot of head trauma, and that's just the concussions that have been documented; who knows how many concussions he's been able to keep to himself and out of the hands of the Broncos and his former team the New England Patriots.

Welker is a great football player and most likely a weapon that Peyton Manning will need to get back to the Super Bowl this season. But let's face the reality of the situation, somebody has to take Welker's career out of his hands. He loves football so much and will do anything to be out there, but it's just not right; and nobody wants to Welker losing his memory or anything like that in 15-20 years from now. Hopefully he'll get the guidance he needs to continue his life in a healthy manner.

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