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Welker speaks

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  January 6, 2010 06:05 PM

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On the Web site for his charitable foundation, 83 Foundation, Wes Welker posted a message regarding the gut-wrenching knee injury he suffered Sunday. His uncut thoughts:

Dear Friends, Fans, and Family,

I am writing you today to let you know how thankful I am for everyone's support through this trying time.  Your phone calls, texts, emails, and letters are greatly appreciated. I thank God for the people that He has put in my life to help me overcome this obstacle that has been placed in front of me. Your thoughts and prayers are truly felt and will help me to a speedy recovery.

My good friend Tedy Bruschi said to me the other day "there is no career without a comeback." Although, I know that it will take time to be the same player that I once was. I am ready to face that challenge, and in time, I plan on coming back the player I was and much more. This is not the first time that I have faced adversity in my career, and it won't be the last. I am committed to this football team and doing everything possible to make us better. My teammates know my commitment to them, and I refuse to let them down. Just how I know that they wouldn't let me down. They are here for me, just like I am there for them. Even though I won't be on the field this post season, my heart will be with them through every snap!

I will continue to keep everyone informed on my status, and I thank you again for all of your thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,

Wes

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