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.