Wes Welker has suffered his second concussion this season, and this time the Broncos will not be rushing Welker back as they make a Super Bowl push.
ESPN.com is reporting that the Broncos plan to shut down Welker until the playoffs after the slot receiver suffered his second concussion in a three week span.
The team’s hope is that Welker, who left games in Week 11 and Week 14 with concussions, will recover in time to play in the postseason. Welker continues to be evaluated by the team’s medical staff and an independent doctor as part of the league’s concussion protocol.
A third concussion in such a short span could end Welker’s season, and one source said the player’s well-being is “still the highest priority.”
Welker has not been medically cleared to practice, but on Thursday he spent some time working with the strength and conditioning staff in the team’s weight room. Coach John Fox said Welker also did limited on-field work outside.