WR Early Doucet indeed will have surgery to repair his sports hernia, coach Ken Whisenhunt said today. The rehab process is normally three-to-six weeks, Whisenhunt added, but he didn’t want to put an exact timetable on it. RB Beanie Wells “did more” and the Cards will see how he responds tomorrow to see how much he practices Friday. How much Wells practices Friday will determine how much/if he plays Sunday. Whisenhunt just doesn’t want swelling to continue after he works out, and that’s ultimately what the team is monitoring.
With WR Larry Fitzgerald still trying to come back from his knee injury, Whisenhunt acknowledged that while Fitz doesn’t want to miss practice reps, the Cards have “integrated Steve (Williams) a few more times.” “You walk a fine line,” Whisenhunt said, “because you want Larry to be in game shape and the only way to do that is get reps in practice.” Then again, when the Cards have a hot practice outside like Thursday, Whiz said, it makes sense, and in the game Williams may get a few more regular snaps “just to make sure Larry stays fresh.”
DE Kenny Iwebema (knee) and S Hamza Abdullah were the only changes to the injury report, with both moving up to limited participation.
Tags: Beanie Wells, Early Doucet, Hamza Abdullah, Ken Whisenhunt, Kenny Iwebema, Larry Fitzgerald, Stephen Williams
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