Beanie Wells pops up on Cardinals injury report

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The fact that Cardinals running back Beanie Wells is on the Week One injury report isn’t surprising.

Wells had knee surgery that kept him out all spring and for a chunk of training camp before he was finally given the green light to resume playing. He was able to play in the preseason and looked to be in decent shape, but nothing that would have made you sit up in shock if you saw him listed as probable or even questionable.

Wells is listed as questionable and the surprise is that it isn’t his knee that’s causing the problem. Wells hurt his hamstring at some point this week and that’s why he’s wound up on the injury report. Whether there’s any relationship between the two injuries is unknown.

Wells said Friday that he’s going to play on Sunday, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. If he does, we’d expect that Ryan Williams, playing in his first regular season game after a knee injury wiped out his rookie year. to get a little more work as a result of Wells’ latest ache. They’ll need one or both to have a strong game in order to overcome a good Seahawks defense this weekend.

4 responses to “Beanie Wells pops up on Cardinals injury report

  1. As a Seahawks fan, I’m more worried about Williams. We had a few problems with cutbacks in the preseason, and he’s the kind of guy who can make us pay if the defense doesn’t keep its lane assignments.

  2. Sorry Beanie…you may have to compete for your starter position too, especially if you can’t stay healthy. Both Ryan Williams and William Powell are ready to give the Cards what they need with their running game and perhaps, this situation could prove to be a cloud with a silver lining for the Cards. Go Cards!

  3. Yea.. If I was a Cardinals fan I’d be screaming for him to be used as trade bait. Problem is nobody would likely bite. He is living off of yesterdays perceived potential and that don’t last long in the NFL. He’d better get healthy quick or he might find himself back at OSU being a mentor with Troy Smith.

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