Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a concussion, ESPN reported Friday.
Welker will reportedly be officially ruled out of this Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, which means he will miss his second straight game.
The 32-year-old veteran suffered a concussion -- his second of the season -- on Dec. 8 in a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans and did not play last Thursday in the Broncos' 27-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers. He has not practiced for the past two weeks.
The Broncos have been listing Welker as day to day. Andre Caldwell is expected to start in Welker's slot receiver spot against the Texans.
Welker has had two concussions in the past three weeks.
The Broncos wrap up the regular season Dec. 29 against the Oakland Raiders and do not want to increase the risk of Welker sustaining a third concussion. The team hopes Welker will be healthy for the playoffs.
A source told ESPN that Welker's health is "still the highest priority."
Welker has 73 receptions for 778 yards with 10 touchdowns this season.