What Surgery? Wes Welker Running Like an All-Pro Mikey Adams
mentioned on Wednesday night’s SportsDesk
that he believed Wes Welker would play in all 16 regular season games for
the Patriots.

He might be right.

In the final regular season game of the 2009 season, Welker went down with a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee.

The injury prevented the wide receiver from playing in the playoffs, and the original diagnosis left Welker’s ability to play in the upcoming season in doubt. While the latest scuttlebutt had No. 83 likely landing on the Physically Unable to Perform list — sidelining him for the first six weeks of the regular season — that might not even be needed.

Welker participated in voluntary minicamps on June 2, going through a high-knee bag drill, then participated in a cone drill in which he had to make several cuts. In the video below, Welker doesn’t look hobbled at all in the drill despite the brace on his left leg.

Welker then ran routes with quarterback Tom Brady, changing directions on the fly and coming through with flying colors, which you can also see in the video.

Click on the video below to see Welker’s impressive performance.