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Wes Welker injury: Patriots WR thinks he's okay after tweaking ankle

Wes Welker hurt his ankle late in the New England Patriots' game against the St. Louis Rams, but the wide receiver didn't seem overly concerned by the injury.


Wes Welker hurt his ankle during the New England Patriots' 45-7 win over the St. Louis Rams, but the wide receiver thinks the injury won't be a serious one.

Welker's foot got caught into the turf at Wembley Stadium on a fourth-quarter play when he was hit by Quintin Mikell. He limped off the field and didn't return to the game. However, most of the team's starters were already finished for the game, which was well in hand, so it's unclear whether Welker would have been able to go if the contest was still competitive.

Welker spoke optimistically about the injury after the game:

"Yeah, I think so," said Welker, who caught six passes for 48 yards against the Rams. "We’ll see. We’ll evaluate it in the morning. It’s hard to tell right after it happens. We’ll evaluate it as the week goes on."

It's not clear exactly what injury Welker suffered, or the severity of the injury.

Welker had six catches for 48 yards before suffering the injury. The 31-year-old has been Tom Brady's go-to target all year despite talk of a lessened role in the offense, leading the team with 54 receptions for 688 yards.