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.