Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is hurt on the field during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - Wes Welker's availability for Thursday night's game remains in question as the Denver Broncos wide receiver goes through another round of the NFL's concussion testing.
Broncos head coach John Fox said Monday that Welker is going through the league's protocol and did not have a timetable for a Welker's return or when he would get cleared.
"I'm not in position to answer that," Fox said when asked if Welker could be ready by Thursday. "We'll go through the proper protocol. The league is pretty strict. We'concerned about the player's health."
Welker was injured Sunday when he was hit by Tennessee safety George Wilson on an incomplete pass across the middle. Welker had five catches for 61 yards, including his 10th TD reception of the season, before being injured.
Welker sustained a concussion during the Nov. 17 game against Kansas City but cleared NFL testing during that week and played the following Sunday at New England.
Fox said linebacker Derek Wolfe is going to be back with the team on Tuesday. Fox would not discuss the particulars of Wolfe's illness. He fell ill while on the team bus heading to the airport on Nov. 29.
"I think that's kind of personal, so I'm not going to go into everybody's medical history," Fox said when asked about the particulars of Wolfe's situation. "But he's coming backhe'll kind of get back involved and we'll bring him back day-to-day."
Denver plays Thursday in the home finale against the Chargers (6:25 p.m. kickoff), then on the road Dec. 22 at Houston and the season finale Dec. 29 at Oakland.
The players were off Monday and will practice Tuesday and Wednesday.
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