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Beanie Wells had a surgery no one knew about

It’s difficult to keep secrets in the NFL, but the Cardinals did a nice job hiding that running back Beanie Wells had knee surgery a few weeks back.

Wells told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that the surgery was to repair a torn MCL. Wells was listed as questionable on the injury report the last two weeks, but it appears the Cardinals may have been targeting Week Three for his return all along.

Now we know why.

“He cleaned it out, but it wasn’t like a normal procedure where you are down ‘X’ amount of weeks,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said on Friday.

Wells is expected to suit up for Arizona’s home opener against the Raiders Sunday, but Whisenhunt wouldn’t guarantee it.

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18 Responses to “Beanie Wells had a surgery no one knew about”
  1. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Sep 24, 2010 4:27 PM

    No, this should have been disclosed. Otherwise, how are fantasy players and degenerate gamblers to cope?

  2. Sharky says: Sep 24, 2010 4:44 PM

    They’ve got some nerve keeping that a secret from all us fantasy geeks and gambling degenerates!

  3. Desides says: Sep 24, 2010 4:47 PM

    Cue Florio post complaining that the Cardinals have violated injury reporting rules.

  4. DYNASTY says: Sep 24, 2010 4:54 PM

    Fantasy wise that hurt many!!! Terrible, the cardinals will see fan backlash for this one.

  5. crudup1015 says: Sep 24, 2010 5:01 PM

    It’s sad when a team discloses that Kellen Winslow has a staph infection on his package, but Arizona won’t disclose a knee surgery. Bad karma, Wells will probably tear an ACL this week.

  6. steelers rule says: Sep 24, 2010 5:07 PM

    I woke up and I had surgery! I never knew it.
    Beanie Wells.

  7. CamelJoe says: Sep 24, 2010 5:07 PM

    At least you didn’t draft Kevin Kolb like me.

  8. Zaggs says: Sep 24, 2010 5:08 PM

    “They’ve got some nerve keeping that a secret from all us fantasy geeks”
    No kidding. I’ve been holding onto this idiot for awhile.

  9. huthutHUT says: Sep 24, 2010 5:13 PM

    Fantasy geeks and gambling degenerates are both key demographics for the NFL. Roger Goodell, take note!

  10. StevieMo says: Sep 24, 2010 5:25 PM

    The Fantasy Football Association of America is going to be pretty pissed off about this.
    I think every person who drafted Wells with money at stake and absent of this information should get together and initiate a class-action lawsuit.

  11. downwithdansnyder says: Sep 24, 2010 5:26 PM

    surgeries on RB’s knee is NEVER a good thing, or even a minor thing. Terry Allen may be the best exception, but usually can be an indicator of a perenial problem.

  12. brasho says: Sep 24, 2010 5:31 PM

    If you’re a fantasy guy and you’re depending on Beanie Wells to help you… I think you probably struck out. Wells is part of a platoon playing for a team with a bad defense and a woeful passing game that won’t be able to score many points this season. Not too many RBs succeed on minimal touches, always playing from behind, and not being a pass receiving RB.

  13. Wet Paper Bag says: Sep 24, 2010 5:37 PM

    It’s not for the sake of fantasy gamers. The reason why teams play these little games to keep the opposition from gameplanning against a certain player or scheme. There are rules that teams must follow regarding injury reports. I guess the league is truing a blind eye this season.

  14. CookieFlash says: Sep 24, 2010 5:43 PM

    Is Florio and the gang gonna post a thread on Brett Favre’s vaginal reconstruction surgery next.

  15. august says: Sep 24, 2010 5:56 PM

    I drafted that doosh…nerd alert!

  16. Brazy says: Sep 24, 2010 5:56 PM

    Raiders 24
    Cardgirls 10

  17. Tom Brady's Hair Plugs says: Sep 24, 2010 6:52 PM

    beanie you better beast in the playoffs to make up for this bs

  18. mike_311 says: Sep 24, 2010 7:13 PM

    torn mcl??? isnt it a little fast of a recovery???

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