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Broncos optimistic Wes Welker will be cleared this week


Out of the last 10 times Wes Welker has suited up for a game, he has had to leave the game early because of a concussion three times. The most recent concussion came in the Broncos’ third preseason game, leading to fears that his career may be in jeopardy.

But the Broncos don’t share those fears.

In fact, ESPN reported that there is optimism in Denver about Welker’s status, while the Denver Post reports that Welker is expected to practice on a limited basis today.

The Broncos are also optimistic that Welker could be cleared for a full practice later this week, and to play on Sunday night against the Colts, 15 days after he suffered the concussion.

Is 15 days enough time off for a player who has suffered his third concussion in less than a year? That’s for the Broncos’ medical staff to decide. The decision of the medical staff will be watched closely around the NFL.