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Wes Welker focused on winning, not concussions

Wearing an oversized helmet to further protect against concussions, Wes Welker returned to the lineup last week.
Wearing an oversized helmet to further protect against concussions, Wes Welker returned to the lineup last week.mark j. rebilas/usa today sports

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The concussions clouded Wes Welker’s first season in Denver. He came in with every intention of being for Peyton Manning what he had been Tom Brady for so many years, but didn’t catch nearly as many passes, although he scored 10 touchdowns.

But with the Broncos a game away from the Super Bowl, Welker said he’s not thinking about the concussions.

“At this point, AFC Championship game, all that stuff, I’m not worried about it at all,” he said. “I’m just going out there and trying to get first downs.”

Welker sat out the final three games of the regular season, and the Broncos’ first-round bye gave him an additional week, before he returned Sunday against the Chargers and caught six passes with a touchdown.

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