The Denver Broncos and wide receiver Wes Welker received a scare on Saturday night after the veteran wideout suffered yet another concussion during a game against the Houston Texans.
Welker took what appeared to be a shot to the head, though, appeared to be fine after the hit and looked ready to continue playing. However, the Denver Broncos training staff would not allow Wes Welker back on the field and decided to immediately take him inside the locker room for further testing.
Sadly, that’s when the concussion was revealed, the third Welker has suffered in the past season plus.
Given that, there was whispers of potential retirement talk however Denver Broncos head coach John Fox says talk of hanging up the cleats has not been discussed.
#Broncos coach John Fox on whether Welker has said anything about retirement: “That’s not been brought up at all… I didn’t sense that.’’
— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) August 25, 2014
Suffering so many concussions (as Wes Welker has throughout his career) is scary enough, but to experience so many in a condensed amount of time, there has to be significant concern moving forward. Add in Welker’s style of play, which often results in big hits coming across the middle and the Broncos medial staff is understandably on high alert.
It doesn’t sound like Welker will be walking away from the game this season (assuming there are no additional concussions) but you have to think retirement may be looming considering the nature of head injuries. Hopefully this will be the final time Welker experiences such.