Wes Welker on neck injury: 'I'm OK'

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker downplayed a neck injury he suffered during a 34-10 defeat to the Detroit Lions. "I'm OK," Welker told the Boston Herald.

Welker got hurt tackling safety Ricardo Silva after Tom Brady threw an interception.

Welker didn't return. Earlier in the game, he caught a 44-yard touchdown pass.

"He's a tough guy," Brady said. "There's nobody tougher than Wes Welker. He's mentally, physically, he's as good as there is. He's a huge part of our offense."

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