Welker says he's OK after neck injury

It was not a very memorable night for the New England Patriots on Saturday night, even if it was just preseason.

The Pats were thrashed by the Detroit Lions, 34-10, but worse than that, had receiver Wes Welker leave with a neck injury, making a tackle on an interception.

Welker went off under his own power, but was quickly tended to by the New England medical staff.
After the game, Welker told the Boston Herald, “I'm OK.”

Quarterback Tom Brady spoke of Welker's toughness and his value to the Patriots offense.
“He’s a tough guy,” Brady said. “There’s nobody tougher than Wes Welker. He’s mentally, physically, he’s as good as there is. He’s a huge part of our offense.”

The Pats need to hope that Welker is OK, because other than Brady, he is arguably New England's most indispensable player on offense and maybe on the entire roster.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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