The Oklahoma City native and New England receiver tore up his left knee in the Patriots’ regular-season finale last December. The ACL ripped, the MCL shredded and the doubts emerged.
"You can’t to it,” some suggested.
"You’re done,” others whispered.
For Welker, it’s nothing new. This is a guy who’s been questioned every step of the way, who’s heard every reservation and hesitation and suspicion.
"I hate hearing it, but I love hearing it,” said Welker, whose annual charity weekend in Oklahoma City kicks off Friday with the Cleats and Cocktails fundraiser. "To me, that pushes me. That drives me.”
This is a great feel good piece for Fantasy GMs that play in Dynasty/ Keeper leagues or for those planning to target Wes Welker in re-draft formats. However, keep in mind that Welker's surgery was Feb. 3, 2010 and that recovery time varies from six to twelve months. Welker himself isn’t ready to target a date for his return Buyer beware.