Wes Welker's Neck Injury Keeps Him Out Of Patriots Practice

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 30: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots is tackled Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 30, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Patriots receiver Wes Welker has a neck injury and missed practice for the Patriots on Wednesday.

The New England Patriots were without Wes Welker when they lined up for their first practice of the week on Wednesday. Welker has a neck injury and it's unclear exactly when he suffered the injury (though here's a guess).

We're not sure exactly the severity of his neck injury or what's wrong but New England reporters are predicting he'll be fine by Sunday.

Welker is having a terrific season with 848 yards on 86 receptions and seven touchdowns. He's been one of the top few receivers in the league for much of the season, except last week when the Steelers defense did a good job containing him in a loss.

It sounds like those in New England aren't too concerned with Welker's injury. We're coming up on the second half of the season where some veteran players will be given extra days off to recovery.

Check out SB Nation's Pats Pulpit for more on Welker's status. 

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