Reports: Welker tears MCL and ACL in left knee
|01.03.10 at 7:14 pm ET|
Multiple outlets are reporting that Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker tore both MCL and ACL in his left knee in Sunday’s loss to the Texans. Welker suffered the injury in the first quarter when the receiver’s knee buckled after he turned up field after making a catch.
The injury is a serious blow to the New England passing game. The 28-year-old entered the game with 122 catches for 1,336 yards and four touchdowns this season, and late last week, he was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl.
“He means a lot to this offense,” said tight end Benjamin Watson. “He makes a lot of plays for us, but it’s a part of football. It happens on every team. We’ve had guys go down and come back its part of the deal.”
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