Patriots WR Welker happy about progress from torn ACL

Maybe the biggest offseason story for the Pats is that of WR Wes Welker, trying to make it back after a torn ACL during the regular season finale against the Texans. Welker so far is saying all the right things, and seems to be making some pretty fast progress from the injury.

Welker spoke at his football camp about coming back and hasn’t shown much in terms of wear and tear from the surgery that ended his season.

Speaking at his football camp on Saturday, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker expressed optimism about his recovery from a torn ACL. Those in attendance say Welker showed no traces of the surgery, but it wasn’t exactly a full contact practice for the instructor.

“It’s going good so far. It’s a long process but I feel like I’m making a lot of strides,” Welker said.

Welker says he’s been working out with Tom Brady once or twice a week, but wouldn’t divulge how seriously he’s running yet. He did say Brady’s work ethic hasn’t changed.

“It’s always ‘one more’ with [Brady],” Welker said. “If it’s not perfect, it’s ‘another one, another one.’ He’s like ‘two more to this side’ and I’m like, ‘So that’s about 10.’ You love to see it, but at the same time, you’re looking at your watch and like, ‘My parking sticker is about to run out of time here. Let’s go.'”

Welker will spend the next month in New England rehabbing while the team practices and there is no timeline for his return.

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