Wes Welker Still Not Entirely Confident in Knee

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Wes Welker's knee was strong enough to kick an extra point against the Browns on Sunday, but the receiver still questions whether he's truly healthy.

After blowing out his ACL and MCL in Week 17 last year, Welker has made an impressive comeback. Still, he said he struggles a bit with moving past the injury.

"It’s getting to the point of just trusting my knee and knowing that it’s going to be fine," Welker told the Boston Herald. "Not that there’s doubt, but subconsciously, you think there might be doubt. So for me, it’s getting past that and getting that muscle memory back."

Consciously or subconsciously, if Welker thinks there might be doubt, then there is doubt. Doubt doesn't have to mean he completely questions his abilities, but if he has thoughts that maybe he's not fine, then it's going to affect his play. And that's understandable, considering the gravity of his injury.

"I don’t think you’re fully back until a full year," Welker told the newspaper. "And even then, I think people think you go through an injury like that and you’re just supposed to come back the same … [but] there’s a difference. … I still feel like I can play at a very high level now, and that’s my job every time I step out there."

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