When the postseason comes around, it is important that key players are healthy to make a run towards the promise land. So, perhaps it would be easy for the Denver Broncos to start getting healthy now.
Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker suffered his second concussion in the game against the Tennessee Titans and it will appear that he will miss this Thursday’s divisional matchup against the San Diego Chargers. This could be a blessing in disguise in the long run however. With the Broncos already assured a spot in the AFC Playoffs due in part to their win, it would not be a bad idea for them to rest Welker until the postseason. This way Welker gets time to recover from his concussion and is at 100 percent for the team’s playoff run. This could be a smart move on the Broncos part.
If you look at who the Broncos have left on the schedule, the Chargers are coming up and then two road games against the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders, both of which are pretty much eliminated from the postseason and are playing for pride. So, the Broncos should not rush Welker back, especially since this is the second time that Welker has suffered the concussion. The Broncos have also proven that they have other weapons that they can use in his absence. This should benefit Andre Caldwell as well and give him some game action in case he is called upon.
Concussions are no joke in the NFL, and it is very important that the Broncos take their time this time around to make sure that they have such a powerful weapon for the games that are going to really matter when the calendar switches to January.