Beanie’s scope and other Friday notes

Posted by Darren Urban on September 24, 2010 – 12:52 pm

Running back Beanie Wells did have minor arthroscopic knee surgery after he was hurt Sept. 2 in the preseason finale, coach Ken Whisenhunt acknowledged Friday, but it was never anything serious, the coach insisted.

“He cleaned it out, but it wasn’t like a normal procedure where you are down ‘X’ amount of weeks,” Whisenhunt said. “It was a day-to-day thing. It was something he had done in college and he played a week later.

“It was definitely something we wanted to check out, but it was never anything we thought was serious where it would keep him from playing on a week-to-week basis.”

Beanie told Kent Somers it was a torn meniscus. That explains Beanie’s will-he-or-won’t-he status of the past couple weeks, and why the Cards kept waiting to make sure swelling wasn’t a long-term issue. Wells will play Sunday barring something crazy, even though Whisenhunt shook his head when asked if he was 100 percent sure Beanie will play. “It’s a good chance,” Whisenhunt said. “Nothing is for sure yet. Anything can happen.”

— Beanie’s return allows the Cards to put LaRod Stephens-Howling back on special teams coverage. The Hyphen has not been able to play there in the first two games because the Cards couldn’t risk another running back injury. Having LSH back on special teams should be a huge boost in the coverage game. He was Pro Bowl-caliber last season.

— LB Gerald Hayes (back) can’t practice with the team until six weeks are up, according to PUP rules. That means it’s impossible to know if Hayes is truly ready to go yet. Whisenhunt said he is progressing well, but until Hayes can actually do football work, his future remains up in the air.

— Three Cardinals were fined after the game in Atlanta. S Kerry Rhodes was hit for $2,500 for contact with an official. S Adrian Wilson and NT Bryan Robinson each were fined $5,000; Wilson for a blow to the head and Robinson for a major facemask.

— Finally, Kurt Warner was back at practice Friday … to shoot some footage for “Dancing With The Stars.” I’ll have more on this in a bit. It was funny to watch Warner and his partner, Anna Trebunskaya, give some lessons to Larry Fitzgerald. Warner also was reunited with teammates like Wilson, who talked with Kurt and Anna for possible inclusion to next week’s show.

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23 Responses to “Beanie’s scope and other Friday notes”

  1. By Thomas77 on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply


  2. By Randy on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Anything on Breaston?

  3. By Darren Urban on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Randy —

    RE: Breaston

    He was limited and listed as questionable, but I think he will be out there.

  4. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    “If you get into a fight, you at least want to scratch a guy,” Wilson said on his show. “We didn’t even scratch a guy. We didn’t black his eye, bloody his nose, anything.”

  5. By Scott H on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Darren –

    How can you be so cruel??? Don’t you realize we really don’t want to hear the words “Kurt Warner back at practice” because we KNOW it ain’t football practice you’re talking about??? C’mon, man…first Derek Anderson and now THIS??? Not cool.

  6. By Boondock on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Adub should have thrown a helmet on Kurt and told him he would snap him in half unless he came back…

  7. By Eazy E on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Please come backkkkk LOL!!! Let’s go DA and A-Wil is freakin huge.

  8. By Logan Cooper on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    That bicep is bigger than my whole body.

  9. By brian on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    man tell a dub to stop hiding basketballs in his biceps hahaha massive!!!….
    darren is there any update on early?…..and who is starting slot?…steven williams again?…thx

  10. By Darren Urban on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Brian —

    RE: Doucet

    He is out for a few weeks. Williams will likely be the third receiver, but if they go three, I’d guess Breaston would be in the slot.

  11. By Ven a.k.a Ninjamonkey on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Lol his Bicep is as big around as Anna

  12. By BLOOD RED on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Sure miss that guy!Be nice if he could hang out for 15 weeks.Toss a huge stack of money and a jersey on the table and say pleeeease!lol!Good luck to Kurt one of the best men on the planet!A-dub does have a boulder!Go John Lott!!

  13. By TucsonTim on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    I thought the league had a policy of disclosure about surgery and injuries???

  14. By Darren Urban on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Tucson —

    RE: Policy

    Surgeries don’t have to be disclosed. If there was a chance Beanie could play week to week, it was handled properly.

  15. By Ian_InsideTheShoe on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Go Beanie!!

    Good luck this year, always be my favorite player!

  16. By BLOOD RED on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Little off the topic,but something I wanted your opinion on.Do you see a lack of aggression from 90 from where you are?As a fan it sure seems like he has taken his foot off the gas since his big pay day.I hope i’m wrong!It would be nice if we could get all these guys to play like it’s contract time!A-Dub is a great examle he is always the same(solid).

  17. By Darren Urban on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Blood —

    RE: Dockett

    I think we are two games in, and he spent most of one like the rest of his teammates — being outplayed. Let’s wait a little while before we start judging in such wide swaths.

  18. By BluePitt on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    handled properly? hahaha that’s funny! More Whiz games! I think I have to go take a Whiz!hahaha JK Frrrustrrrrating!

  19. By BLOOD RED on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah your right.Just haven’t heard his name once.Really odd for 9-0,and to see him get tossed around was something I hadn’t seen.He can turn a game around with his relentless play(not a lot of people who can do that from that position).Waiting to see the real defense this sunday!Rock n Roll Redbirds!!

  20. By BillBelichickStandsUp on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    This unreported procedure is exactly why the NFL needs to ban the pregame injury list or embrace it wholeheartly with fines for organizations that abuse it.
    On one hand, it’s gamemanship with the team trying to win at all costs by not disclosing it’s weaknesses(oh, BTW our best running back is out for 2 weeks, please gameplan for that) and saving it’s injured player( Wells has a knee injury; make sure tackles are below the waist) from further injury.
    On the other, it’s deceitful,(Questionable means not only is there a 50 percent chance a player won’t play, but a 50 percent chance he WILL) unmoral( we’ll do ANYTHING to win) and further promotes negative ideals toward an organization, coach or player(Coach, I CAN play, why do I have to lie?).

  21. By Sean on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    How is ADub supposed to make interceptions when he can hardly move his arms with those massive biceps!!?? Haha, I remember him being big, but in that pic he just looks absolutely beastly! I fear for the well being of the Raiders now haha

  22. By Big D on Sep 26, 2010 | Reply

    i thought adub was perty big then i just watched that ray lewis coaches tree videos on nfl . com damn dude is a house up top makes adub look like kurt no joke

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