Though Cardinals rookie running back Beanie Wells indeed has a sprained ankle, it looks like he won’t be back soon, as previously suggested.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt addressed the situation on Sunday, and statement implies that Wells won’t be back until the middle of the week at the earlier — and that by the middle of the week the team might conclude that he’ll be out even longer.
“His M.R.I. revealed a right ankle sprain but at this point it doesn’t appear serious, which is obviously good news,” Whisenhunt said in remarks released by the team. “In terms of missing time, it’s tough to say now but we should have a better idea in the coming days.”
Different types of ankle sprains entail different amounts of recovery time. The so-called “high ankle sprain” often requires a month or more of rest and treatment.