Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker passes concussion protocol, cleared to play

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

Although they may be the best overall team in the National Football League, the Denver Broncos were dealt a blow back on Dec. 8 in the game against the Tennessee Titans when wide receiver Wes Welker left the game with what was diagnosed as his second concussion in four weeks.

Welker sat out the rest of the regular season as Denver finished off the rest of their regular season winning all the games left on their slate and securing home-field advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs in the process.

With that being the case, they will sit out the upcoming Wild Card weekend and not play until next Sunday.

When they do take the field again, we learned on Monday, QB Peyton Manning will have Welker back on the field as Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports is reporting that Welker has passed the concussion protocol and has been cleared to play:

 

So now, not only do the Broncos have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, they now have another weapon on offense for Manning to play with while he’s having one of the greatest seasons of all time.

Good luck, AFC.

Topics: Denver Broncos, Wes Welker

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