Wes Welker Defies the Odds and Plays Football Way Earlier Than Expected

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has officially defied all the odds against a super-fast recovery to step in and play in the Patriots' second preseason game versus the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night August 19.
Welker played in the Patriots' first drive of the game and was in for a total of six plays according to @MikeReiss on Twitter.
He was targeted three times by quarterback Tom Brady and Welker caught two of the passes for 20 yards before being seen on the sidelines with his helmet off and a towel over his head.
What an amazing coming from a catastrophic knee injury that happened only seven and a half months prior on January 3 in the final regular season game of the 2009 season against the Houston Texans.
Welker was carted off of the field and many were concerned as to if Welker would even play in the 2010 season at all.
Luckily, the injury was not severe as initially thought and he was able to get surgery and begin his rehabilitation quickly...

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