Week 17 injury report: Patriots lose Welker

A brief look around the league at a few of the notable injuries in Week 17:

  • The Patriots lost WR Wes Welker to a left knee inujury that all signs point to as being severe. NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports initial tests revealed damage to both the ACL and MCL, and that the injury is likely season-ending. Welker is scheduled for an MRI exam Monday.
  • The Dolphins lost two quarterbacks Sunday. Starter Chad Henne was sidelined during the third quarter with a bruise under his left eye that impaired his vision. Henne was replaced by backup Pat White, who was knocked out of the game with a head injury following a helmet-to-helmet collision.
  • Cowboys RB Tashard Choice sustained a concussion against the Eagles and didn’t play after the first quarter.
  • The Cardinals lost two key starters in WR Anquan Boldin and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Boldin didn’t return after a left ankle injury in the third quarter, while Rogers-Cromartie left with a bruised kneecap.  
  • Raiders QB Charlie Frye sustained an injured ankle and back and was replaced by backup JaMarcus Russell against the Ravens.
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