Saturday, November 23, 2013

Injury report: Welker reunion looks like a go


While the homecoming for Wes Welker looked like an uncertainly at the start of the week, the veteran wide receiver passed his concussion testing and has been cleared to play Sunday in Foxborough.

The 32-year-old Welker joins a relatively healthy Broncos squad on their second cross-country trip this season, where the team looks to have all of its weapons available.

The only question mark this week on the offensive side of the ball other than Welker has been the status of tight end Julius Thomas, who didn't participate in practice Wednesday due to a knee injury.

For the Patriots, a slew of players were confined to limited practice, though it looks as though only tight end Michael Hoomanawanui will be absent from Sunday's prime-time battle.

Four New England defensive backs are officially listed as questionable though, which raises questions about how effective the team's secondary will be against Peyton Manning, who was still able to muster a 94.1 quarterback rating last weekend against a top-tier Kansas City defense.

Here's the full slate of injuries for both teams:


TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee).

CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee), S Steve Gregory (finger), CB Aqib Talib (hip), RB Leon Washington (ankle).

WR Danny Amendola (groin), QB Tom Brady (shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring), WR Matthew Slater (wrist), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (wrist).


CB Champ Bailey (foot), TE Julius Thomas (knee).

TE Joel Dreessen (knee), T Orlando Franklin (ankle), S Duke Ihenacho (ankle), LB Nate Irving (shoulder), T Winston Justice (finger), G Chris Kuper (ankle), QB Peyton Manning (ankle), WR Wes Welker (neck/concussion), C J.D. Walton (ankle).

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