Broncos coach John Fox says Wes Welker doing 'fantastic'

Tuesday August 26th, 2014

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

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.

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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. 

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

- Molly Geary

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