DENVER (CBS4) – It’s unclear when Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker will return to practice after suffering a concussion this weekend, coach John Fox said on Monday.
“We just take it one day at a time,” Fox said. “I say that all the time. I know it’s coach speak, but it’s truly the truth.”
Welker left Saturday’s preseason game against Houston after he and Texans cornerback D.J. Swearinger collided in a helmet-to-helmet hit. Swearinger drew a personal foul penalty.
Fox didn’t say whether he thought it was a dirty hit.
“It’s football. It happens. It’s a part of the game,” he said. “Obviously, we’re disappointed in the results, but it happens during games. It’s happened to our players and I’m sure it will moving forward as well.”
He said he talked to Welker Monday and that the receiver was in a good spirits. He said he didn’t get any indication from Welker that retirement was a possibility.
“That’s not been brought up at all. You’d have to talk to Wes. I didn’t sense that,” Fox said.
It was Welker’s third concussion in 10 months.
In addition to Welker, other Broncos who didn’t practice Monday included linebacker Danny Trevathan (knee), tight end Gerell Robinson (knee) and tight end Jameson Konz (neck).