While Beanie Wells said the day after the season he wasn’t sure he would need surgery to repair his gimpy knee, it seemed more likely than not, and this morning, the running back tweeted out what looked like a surgical announcement: “Time to go under the knife wish me luck !!! These Meds are gonna be lovely lol.”
Beanie doesn’t say the procedure is for the knee, but it would seem to be a logical conclusion. UPDATE: Wells indeed had arthroscopic surgery on his knee today. It was done by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. There’s no timetable for Wells’ return, but I don’t think there’s going to be any problem for Beanie to be ready for off-season work.
Neither coach Ken Whisenhunt or Wells ever did clarify exactly what was wrong with Wells’ right knee, but it was enough of a problem to limit him in practice ever since first getting hurt against Pittsburgh Oct. 23 and forcing Wells to play at less than 100 percent the rest of the season. Whisenhunt did acknowledge at first the fear had been torn ligaments before the team realized Wells would still be able to play. So it figures to be something less serious.
— In other news/speculation, former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who announced his retirement last week, did an interview now saying he wasn’t going to be brought back by Pittsburgh anyway. The retirement might not last long. Connecting the dots, Arians would be a prime candidate for the Cards’ vacant QB coach position if he were interested — NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora already reported the Cards had reached out — since Arians was the
QB wide receivers coach in Pittsburgh when Whisenhunt was offensive coordinator there and there was speculation Whiz had been interested in bringing Arians with him to Arizona before Mike Tomlin made Arians his OC.
Whisenhunt and the rest of the coaching staff is in Mobile, Ala., this week scouting Senior Bowl practices. Whisenhunt was expected to conduct interviews for his open spot on the coaching staff there.
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