Monday, August 25, 2014

Special "Concussion Helmet" May Have Saved Wes Welker's Career

Ever since Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was laid out by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger fans have been concerned about his future. Yeah, it would be great to have him back, but the danger concussions pose have been widely publicized. As much as they want him on the field, they don't want his quality of life after football to suck.

Many think he should call it a career, but it doesn't appear like he's going to. Not because he's stubborn and doesn't know when to quit--because his special helmet absorbed most of the blow.

via BroBible

Remember last season when he got a concussion against Tennessee in early December? Remember the special helmet he was sporting once he returned?

It's bigger than the average helmet, but it is specially designed to absorb the force of a blow and hopefully keep players from getting concussed. He still got on (which goes to show how hard he was hit), but the word is it kept it from being a bad one.

Not that there is such a thing as a good one, but it appears that he could very well be ready to go against the Indianapolis Colts in Week One.

Having the time off before the season starts will do him a lot of good, but in light of his history it would not be surprising if the team gave him a little more time off to make sure he's healthy.


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