During the second quarter of tonights game against the Houston Texans, Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker took a big hit from safety D.J Swearinger. Welker was taken to the locker room shortly after, and is going through the concussion protocol.
It's not good news for the Broncos that Welker is being tested for another Concussion. Welker suffered two concussions last season in a 2 month span, and was fitted with a helmet that would help him avoid more concussions in the future.
If Welker did indeed suffer another concussion I would expect him to miss some extended time, and it's not of question to start consider retirement for the Broncos veteran receiver.
One play after the injury, Peyton Manning threw a 29 yard touchdown strike to receiver Emmanuel Sanders, his second of the night. After the touchdown Manning got into the face of D.J Swearinger, and was called for taunting on the play.
The results of the test are not known as of yet, but CBS 4's Vic Lombardi tweeted out some positive news on Welker.
I'm hearing positive news about Welker's concussion tests. More precautionary than anything. Won't know for sure until after the game.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) August 24, 2014
Hopefully we do hear good news on Welker. We will keep you updated when the results of Welker's test results are released.
John Fox confirms Wes Welker did suffer a concussion.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 24, 2014
This isn't good news for the Broncos or Welker. This concussion for Welker will be his third in less then a year.
No time table for Welker has been announced by the team, but Welker potentially could be out for quite awhile. Retirement is another option for Welker. His livelihood post football is more important then the present.
With Welker potentially being out for awhile I expect Emmanuel Sanders to man the slot position, and either Andre Caldwell or rookie Cody Latimer to get the start on the outside.
Injuries suck, especially in the preseason.