New England Patriots' Wes Welker Pulls a Wayne Rooney with Hair Transplant

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 23, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 31:  Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots answers questions from the media during Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 31, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Wes Welker is joining the good fight against a scourge so ghastly, millions of men across the globe are involved. 

I am, of course, referring to male pattern baldness, second only to being forced into Sunday chores by the wife on the list of things in life that suck. 

It seems Welker has the answer: getting a hair transplant. 

Now, I would say a man should own his dying follicles like Bruce Willis and other manly men of pure masculinity. But whatever floats that boat of yours, go all in. 

TMZ reports the Patriots star has decided to go a route often taken by men with thinning hair. Welker received a hair transplant to get those long-flowing locks he always dreamed of. 

The 31-year-old New England Patriots wide receiver has revealed...he underwent hair transplant surgery back in July after noticing his hair was starting to thin. 

In fact, Welker is enjoying his new thickened mop so much, he's agreed to star in an ad campaign with the man who re-populated his melon, Dr. Robert Leonard of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates. 

The immediate comparison is to another sports star who decided he had just enough of looking like George Costanza, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. 

Here is a before and after from Busted Coverage

Shrek has hair, and the world rejoices. 

I never considered Welker in danger of being referred to as "bald," but whatever helps him in the confidence department is fine by me. 

And that's what this is really about anyway: self-confidence. And you don't need hair for that.

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