Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker talked about his second concussion of the season in an interview with Mike Klis of The Denver Post on Thursday.
“It took a little bit of time,” Welker said in his first interview since his second concussion on Dec. 8. “Even when I felt I was 100 percent, looking back you weren’t 100 percent. It’s always a tricky injury and just trying to manage it and everything else, but the doctors and trainers did a great job of just doing the things necessary to get me back out on the field.”
Welker suffered his first concussion of the season on Nov. 17 in a home game against Kansas City. He passed the league’s concussion protocol tests and played in the next week’s game against his former team, the New England Patriots.
Welker also played Dec. 1 in a rematch against the Chiefs, but he sustained another concussion Dec. 8 against the Tennessee Titans.
He was cleared for football activities this week and will make his return when the Broncos begin their playoff run on Jan. 12 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High against Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego.
“Of course, you’re always concerned any time you get a concussion,” Welker said. “Really, I feel good. I think we’ve taken a lot more action than what we would have in the past with this whole ordeal. I think we’ve taken enough time. It will be five weeks from the day I had any contact at all. I feel good, I feel fine, I’m ready to go.”