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Wes Welker injury: Broncos WR will miss rest of regular season, per report

Welker's concussion is expected to sideline him until the playoffs.

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Peyton Manning won't be getting one of his favorite targets back until the playoffs. Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is expected to miss the team's final two regular season games, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Welker, who hasn't played since suffering a concussion in Week 14, had already been ruled out against the Houston Texans this Sunday. He is now scheduled to miss the Bronco's Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders as well.

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He is expected to return in time for the playoffs.

The veteran wideout suffered the injury against the Titans two weeks ago and was held out of a loss to the Chargers last Sunday. The concussion was Welker's second in a span of four weeks, having suffered another one in Week 11.

While the Broncos are already locked into the playoffs, they are still fighting for the AFC West crown and a first-round bye. They can clinch the division this weekend with a win and a Kansas City loss.

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