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.
— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) November 18, 2013
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.