Welker injured in season finale

Updated: January 6, 2010, 7:24 PM ET

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that wide receiver Wes Welker has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.

Welker was injured in the first quarter Sunday against the Texans when he tried to plant his left foot after making a catch. He was helped to the sideline by members of the Patriots' medical staff, then buried his head in a towel while sitting on the bench and was later carted to the locker room.

While the Patriots ...

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