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Broncos coach John Fox says Wes Welker doing 'fantastic'

Broncos coach John Fox says Wes Welker doing 'fantastic' Photo: John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Denver Broncos coach John Fox said Tuesday that wide receiver Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in his concussion recovery, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com

Welker sustained a concussion in a preseason game versus the Texans on Saturday after getting hit in the helmet by Houston safety D.J. Swearinger.

Wes Welker not considering retirement after concussion

Rapoport says there is "lots of optimism from the team" about Welker, who must pass a neurological exam before being allowed to return to the field.

The receiver sustained two concussions last season as well, one in Week 11 and the other in Week 14. 

Tom Brady, a former teammate of Welker, recently said that it's "tough to see" the receiver hurt again. 

Welker's latest concussion puts NFL's head injury issue in crosshairs

On Sunday, Texans coach Bill O'Brien defended his safety, saying Swearinger didn't mean any harm with the hit on Welker. 

Peter King: Wes Welker must consider his future after the NFL

On Monday's SI Now, The MMQB editor-in-chief Peter King discusses Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker's latest concussion and if the All-Pro should consider retiring.

- Molly Geary

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