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Patriots' Welker a surprise OTA participant

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By PFW staff

Nearly five months removed from ACL and MCL surgery, Patriots WR Wes Welker unexpectedly participated in drills at the team’s OTA practices on Wednesday.

Welker was seen wearing a left knee brace, running routes and taking part in team and individual drills for about 20 minutes before becoming a spectator.

The estimation for Welker’s return had been placed to missing anywhere from 6-10 games for the upcoming season, but his surprisingly early return to the field might alter those plans.

Welker still could be placed on the Physically Unable to Participate (PUP) list this summer before returning to action, but his activity in practice this week might speed up his timetable significantly.

Welker originally suffered the injury early in the Patriots’ Week 17 loss to the Texans. The following week, in the wild-card round of the playoffs, the Ravens ended the Patriots’ season with a blowout win.

 

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