Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker suffered a concussion during Saturday night’s 18-17 loss to the Houston Texans, reports Mike Klis of The Denver Post.
Wes Welker did suffer concussion said coach John Fox
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 24, 2014
Welker was hit by Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger on a 11-yard pass. Swearinger hit Welker with a combination of forearm and shoulder as the Broncos wide receiver dropped his head as he begun to slide.
Welker got up on his own but immediately went to the locker room.
Swearinger was assessed a personal foul for a blow to the head on the play.
On the next play, Peyton Manning hit Emmanuel Sanders for a 29-yard touchdown, and Manning then ran down the field to confront Swearinger. Manning was flagged for taunting.
Welker, who caught 73 passes for 10 touchdowns and 778 yards in 2013, missed three games last year after sustaining two concussions.