Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

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    Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return


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    Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

    Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker suffered a torn ACL just over four months ago, and New England's regular-season opener is just over four months from now. So Welker would love to think he's at the halfway point in his recovery process.

    But Welker says he really doesn't know how close he is to being ready to get back on the field.

    "It's so early right now, it's hard to put any sort of timetable on it," Welker told the Oklahoman. "My main deal is just working hard and putting myself in the best position possible to be ready whenever I'm ready. No telling when that's going to be or how long it's going to take, but all I can do is just work hard."

    Welker had reconstructive knee surgery in February, and he also needed offseason shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. He says he's able to jog now and that he's generally pleased with the progress he's made.

    "I'm happy about where we are," he said. "Hopefully, we can just continue to have positive days and keep moving forward."
     
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    Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

    This is great news... We'll have him for the second half push  
     
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    Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

    so i assume he goes on the PuP list and is eligible to come back around week 6 or 7?

    its going to be interesting how he is able to cut and move down field

    my guess is that he wont be his old self until 2011 if ever again...such a shame for such a good player and man
     
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    In Response to Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return:
    Let's pretend he doesn't come back until 2011 and put more on Edelman, Tate and the TEs until then. I'd rather see the Wes of old in 2011 then see a struggling Wes and possibly reinjuring himself in 2010.
    Posted by MaritimePatsFan

    agreed, even as a phins fan...id rather beat you guys with welker at full speed :-)
     
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    Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

    thinking they should shut him down for the 2010 season so he (1) won't re-injure the knee by coming back too early and (2) so that he'll be 100% for 2011...if Wes doesn't play in 2010, it will allow Edelman and Tate to continue their progression from last year as well as allowing Gronkowski, Hernandez and Price to develop and contribute more significantly this year...under this scenario, our young talent sees the field more often and will (hopefully) develop accordingly...this may be the best scenario for the team and Wes in the long run...
     
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    Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

      "My main deal is just working hard and putting myself in  the best position possible to be ready whenever I'm ready."


    I'm speechless.


    I am without speech.

     
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    Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

    Ideally, I'd love to see him sit for 2010 too but it's a win-now business and with Moss possibly leaving after this season, it'd be nice to see it all come together for a run to Dallas. Just saying...
     
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    Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

    BB has generally taken an "I don't give a darn" approach to injured players (Ted Johnson, Seymour, Mayo, etc.).  Wes will probably be back after the PUP period even if he's not ready. 
     
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    Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

    Welker is following the same accelerated knee healing path that Brady took.  They probably use the same knee surgeon and the same training staff. 

    I predict September, but I could understand a 6 week PUP trip simply because BB has 60 great players to squeeze onto a 53 man roster this year.  It has nothing to do with real injury, just the appearance of injury is good enough for the commish.  It also gives Welker some more time to re-remember route-running and to get rid of the wilies.
     
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    Re: Wes Welker says there's "no telling" when he can return

    Well, to begin with half of them weren't on the team or injured.  It should be a physical camp this year with the high competition.  Some names will be released.

    There will not be any rush to bring Welker back.  The 3rd WR has been filled and the slot could be interesting as well as Edelman has experience and Hernandez (herby) may have some time in the slot as well.  I really don't see a need to rush Welker back at all.

     
     
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