What the Wes Welker Injury Means for the New England Patriots

Posted: 4th January 2010 by kevin roberts in NFL
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To put it bluntly, this is why you sit your starters in meaningless games. The New England Patriots entered Sunday's match-up with the determined Houston Texans at 10-5, as division champs, and with a chip on their shoulder. They should have quit while they were ahead. Literally . But even before the game took a turn and all of Houston saw (at least for another three hours) a decent shot at the postseason, the Patriots' entire fan base saw their worst nightmare. Wide receiver Wes Welker sustained what ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported as being a tear of both the ACL and MCL ligaments in his knee. Welker was injured on a first quarter play, was escorted to the sidelines, and did not return to the game. To get a good idea of what Welker means to this Patriots offense, and just as important, ...

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