Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA;Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) scores a touchdown in the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos WR Wes Welker evaluated for concussion

The Denver Broncos handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season by a score of 27-17 on Sunday Night Football.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was, well, Manning-like going 24-of-40 for 323 yards and a touchdown in the Denver victory.

But, it wasn’t all roses for Manning and the Broncos, as they may have lost one of their star wide receivers for a bit.

Wes Welker was being evaluated for a concussion according to the Denver Broncos official Twitter account.

Welker caught 8 passes for 72 yards in the game before being sidelined with the head injury.

If Welker does indeed have a concussion, his status for the Broncos game against the New England Patriots will be up in the air.

He could make it back to play against his former team – which you know he wants to – if he passes all the NFL mandated concussion tests in the coming week.  That is if he indeed does have a concussion.

This last week the San Francisco 49ers saw two players come back from a concussion suffered a week earlier – Vernon Davis and Eric Reid – after passing the mandated concussion tests, so it certainly isn’t unprecedented.

Coincidentally, the Broncos and Patriots will also be on Sunday Night Football next week.

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