New England Patriots
Belichick: Houston field 'one of the worst'
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick says star receiver Wes Welker was hurt on a field in Houston that was in terrible condition.
Welker, who led the NFL with 123 receptions, suffered a serious left knee injury in a 34-27 loss to the Texans on Sunday on what Belichick called "one of the worst fields I've seen."
He did not elaborate Tuesday on remarks he made a day earlier during his weekly appearance on WEEI radio. Belichick said the field was inconsistent -- spongy in parts and hard in others -- causing players to get a different feel with each step.
Belichick said a lot of non-contact injuries like Welker's occur on such surfaces.
Asked several times about the field on Tuesday, Belichick said he is focusing on Sunday's home playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.
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