Wes Welker suffered an ankle injury late in the New England Patriots' 45-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The team let the wide receiver talk to the media after the game, which is a very good sign for his health.
Welker told ESPNBoston.com he believed his ankle would be fine, but it would have to be evaluated. He has a bye week to get ready.
Here are the other Week 8 injuries:
1. Quarterback Brady Quinn's time on top of the Kansas City Chiefs' depth chart was short-lived. He was knocked out of the 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter after a head injury, a fumble and an interception.
2. Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill left in the first quarter of a 30-9 victory over the New York Jets with a hyperextended knee and didn't return. He also has a bruised thigh and will undergo an MRI on Monday. Backup Matt Moore steered Miami to a victory.
3. Standout Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was carted off the field with an ankle injury during a 30-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. A team spokesman told NFL.com and NFL Network's Steve Wyche that Weatherspoon has a sprain.
4. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor left a 29-24 loss to the New York Giants because of a neck strain and didn't return. Connor, who said he had a stinger, told The Star-Telegram that although X-rays were negative, he'd have more tests this week. Connor wasn't sure if he'd play in next week's game against the Falcons.