Receiver says knee is 'as good as can be expected'
A few days removed from Sunday's win over the Ravens, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker gave a positive report on the mystery knee ailment that sidelined him for the first time in his career.
"Yeah, as good as can be expected," Welker said when asked how he was feeling. "It's a grind through the season, but I'm looking forward to this weekend."
The fact that Welker was even talking to reporters is a good indication the injury is in the rearview mirror. After missing consecutive games, including the Patriots' lone loss of the season against the Jets, he returned to catch a team-high 6 passes for 48 yards in a 27-21 triumph over Baltimore.
That's good news to fantasy sports owners.
"Everybody's asking, should I start you or should I not," said Welker. "I didn't answer any of those, I'll answer the ones like, 'How are you doing?' Things like that. I definitely got a lot of calls."
And if those calls come this week?
"I don't man, just read the injury report, I guess," said Welker.