Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker ‘very unlikely’ to play vs. Chargers

Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 51-28. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

When the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers on Thursday Night Football, they’ll most likely do so without wide receiver Wes Welker who suffered his second concussion of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Tennessee Titans.

Welker, who suffered his first concussion of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs a few weeks ago looked quite woozy after the hit in Sunday’s contest and given the extremely short amount of time between games, it’s not expected he’ll be able to pass the NFL’s concussion test.

Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on NFL Insiders:

‘They’re not ruling Welker out, but it’s very unlikely he’ll play.’

There’s no reason for the Broncos to officially rule Welker out barring some oddity that would allow him to play, but that seems to be quite the longshot at this current moment.

If Welker is to miss the game, that would give even more opportunities for Julius Thomas, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker who should feast on the sub-par San Diego secondary.

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