Coach Ken Whisenhunt said at one point Sunday, the Cardinals feared running back Beanie Wells’ right knee injury would be a season-ender. It’s not. While the NFL Network called it a bone bruise and said Wells would miss one to two weeks, Whisenhunt declined to get that specific, only saying the knee was “stable.” Whiz said Wells didn’t need surgery after taking a shot against the Steelers and then having the knee “lock up on him.”
“We will monitor him this week and see how he progresses,” Whisenhunt said, adding he didn’t want to put a timetable on Beanie’s return.
“I’m not going to put a timeframe on in because I don’t want to set the young man up for failure,” Whisenhunt said. “If he gets out there Wednesday and it’s a struggle … we’ll see.”
Whisenhunt said the Cards wouldn’t be adding a back. Alfonso Smith is the probable starter, Chester Taylor is more comfortable in the offense, Whisenhunt said, and now LaRod Stephens-Howling is healthy (as compared to the first time Wells was hurt). “It’ll be a little bit of a back by committee,” Whisenhunt added.
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