Wes Welker in danger of missing Patriots game with concussion

Wes Welker is in danger of missing next Sunday's game. (USATSI)
Wes Welker is in danger of missing next Sunday's game. (USATSI)

With the Patriots set to play the Broncos next Sunday night in a primetime, sure-to-get-huge-ratings matchup, one of the most intriguing players on either squad is in danger of missing the contest.

That's because Broncos receiver Wes Welker, who spent the previous six seasons catching 100-plus passes per year from Tom Brady in New England, sustained a concussion Sunday night vs. the Chiefs.

The injury happened in the fourth quarter of Denver's win vs. Kansas City after he caught a 20-yard pass. After Welker was hit, he appeared a bit woozy and took a knee on the field.

Somehow, he was then allowed to return to the game briefly, making another catch, before leaving the contest for good.

Now, Welker won't have the chance to practice or play until he's cleared by an independent doctor, leaving his return to New England in doubt. Which would be a slightly weird paradigm shift.

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