Wes Welker Injury Update – Knee Injury
Wes Welker, the possession receiver for the New England Patriots, missed the team’s Week 2 game against the New York Jets. Although the team hasn’t released much information, Welker’s absence has been blamed on a knee injury.
For Week 3, Welker apparently thinks he will play — according to a report on ESPN.com. That said, Welker didn’t practice on Wednesday, which is a definite sign that he’s not completely healthy. If he doesn’t get back on the practice field on Thursday or Friday, you can expect him to miss at least another game.
Welker has quickly become a very important player for the Patriots. In 2007, he had 112 catches for 1,175 yards and eight touchdowns. Last year, Welker had 111 catches for 1,165 yards and three touchdowns. In Week 1, Welker had 12 catches for 93 yards. Without Welker in Week 2, the Patriots struggled against the Jets and ended up losing 16-9.
If Welker can’t play in Week 3, expect Julian Edelman to play Welker’s role as the team’s possession receiver. In Week 2, Edelman had eight catches for 98 yards. Backup wide receiver Joey Galloway would also see more action.