Oct 20, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) runs after a catch in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Broncos 39-33. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Wes Welker cleared for practice, probable against New England Patriots


The Denver Broncos received some good news in regards to Wes Welker this morning as the wide receiver was cleared for practice, this after awaiting results from an independent neurologist.

Welker of course suffered a concussion in Denver’s Week 11 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, but actually returned to the game before the medial staff requested his removal to comply with the NFL’s concussion policy.

The Broncos receiver was originally deemed to have a neck injury and he passed quick sideline concussion tests, but the medical staff began to notice Welker having concussion-like symptoms just moments later, thus the removal.

Denver placed the ‘probable’ tag on Welker, though, he’s all but certain to play barring some unforeseen setback as he practiced in full and will take on his former team, the New England Patriots when the Broncos travel to Foxboro for their highly anticipated Week 12 matchup.

Jack Del Rio said Wes Welker has passed all the concussion protocol needed to be listed as probable.

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