MRI confirms torn knee ligaments for Welker

Results from an MRI exam confirmed that Patriots WR Wes Welker suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee during a non-contact injury on Sunday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Welker and the team expected that season-ending news following an initial evaluation of the injury on Sunday. Welker, who suffered the injury in the first quarter of New England’s 34-27 loss to Houston while planting the leg to make a cut, is expected to make a full recovery for the start of next season.

The seventh-year pro was enjoying a career season with a league-leading 123 receptions, accounting for 33.2 percent of Tom Brady’s completions.

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