John Fox tells News Radio 850KOA that wide receiver Wes Welker has reached the stage in his post-concussion protocol where he is able to participate in practice with team. The Broncos hold a practice tomorrow, and Wes Welker will be out there.
HC Fox tells @850KOA that Welker has reached the stage in the post-concussion protocol where he is cleared to practice, & will practice Wed.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) September 2, 2014
This is very good news for the Broncos, and Wes Welker. The fact that Welker is improving this quickly after his third concussion in under a year is promising.
Welker will take part in the first of three practices this week beginning tomorrow as they prepare to take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football.
While Welker is back at practice, he is still not cleared for contact just yet. That will be the next step of the process, and Welker should be fully cleared by the end of the week I believe.
It will be interesting to see if the Broncos will be cautious with Welker going forward. It looks like he will suiting up on Sunday, but how often he plays will be interesting to see. If Welker is full go it shows that the Broncos coaches and medical staff are confident in Welker's health. If we see Welker taken out once in awhile, it will show that they're being cautious in at least the early portions of the NFL season.
This is good news though.
UPDATE 5:10 PM M.T:
Well none of this matters now since Welker has been suspended four-games for PEDs.
BREAKING: Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games by the NFL for testing positive... http://t.co/QXNeXjOare— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 2, 2014