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Beanie Wells doesn’t know when he’ll get back on the field

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Cardinals running back Beanie Wells is coming off the best season of his career.

He ran for 1,047 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games last season, finally fulfilling some of the promise Arizona saw when they made him a first-round pick in 2009. Wells did it all while battling a knee injury, which is where the rub comes in for the 2012 season.

Wells needed arthroscopic surgery in January, the second time in the last three years that he’s had an operation, and he hasn’t been able to get back on the field. At the time of the surgery, the expectation was that Wells wouldn’t miss any offseason work, but he’s not practicing now and he has no idea when he’s going to be able to get back onto the field. When asked by Darren Urban of the team’s website about his availability for next month’s minicamp, Wells had no firm answer.

“I am hopeful, but it’s offseason stuff,” Wells said. “Being ready for training camp is the most important thing.”

Being cautious with an important player who has been in the system for three years is certainly the sensible approach. Complicating the problem for the Cardinals is that their other running back is also out at present. Ryan Williams is coming off patella tendon surgery after a knee injury wiped out his entire 2011 season and he’s also on the path of trying to be ready for training camp.

If both are healthy, there’s no problem for the Cardinals in the backfield. If either guy has a setback, though, they may need to look for some help in the desert.

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8 Responses to “Beanie Wells doesn’t know when he’ll get back on the field”
  1. jeeperaz says: May 18, 2012 5:56 PM

    Puleeze… who needs healthy running backs.

    It only matters for a team that actually runs the ball… which my Cards havent tried to do for at least the last decade.

  2. justanotherdummy says: May 18, 2012 6:21 PM

    Beanie is decent, but i sure am happy the Eagles got Shady instead of him.q

  3. fullhouseofcards says: May 18, 2012 6:26 PM

    Re: jeeperaz says:

    “It only matters for a team that actually runs the ball… which my Cards havent tried to do for at least the last decade.”

    Your Cards? Is this Bill or Michael posting?

  4. cincinnasti says: May 18, 2012 6:33 PM

    Beanie has been fighting some type of injury since his junior year at Ohio State.. I’m surprised he keeps getting these chances to prove he’s healthy only to disappoint everyone and get injured again…

  5. gregm5s7 says: May 18, 2012 6:39 PM

    Beanie should be good to go next year, they ramped him down starting end of last year.

  6. mmcdan133 says: May 18, 2012 6:50 PM

    Beanie, speaking for all fantasy owners here… You don’t know when you’ll get on the field, but we do know. Not when we need you to, that’s when.

  7. exibitsman says: May 19, 2012 6:13 AM

    I knew this Guy was going to be a BUST he’s to big and stiff with no elusiveness

  8. joecb91 says: May 21, 2012 12:15 AM

    Beanie, speaking for all fantasy owners here… You don’t know when you’ll get on the field, but we do know. Not when we need you to, that’s when.

    ————-

    Waaaahhh

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