Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt expects to see RB Beanie Wells practicing some time next week and added that Wells will likely play in the preseason.
This is certainly good news, considering that Wells estimated his knee at only 75 percent less than a week ago. Arizona is expecting big things from Ryan Williams, so they’ll almost certainly go easy on Wells until he’s feeling closer to 100 percent.
Beanie Wells mentioned that his previously injured knee is currently at 75 percent.
“I’m going to take my time,” said Wells, via the Arizona Republic. “I don’t think anybody wants to see a 75 percent Beanie Wells. Everybody wants to see a 100 percent Beanie Wells and that’s what I want to give.”
Arizona Cardinals writer Darren Urban has tweeted that Beanie Wells will be able to play at the start of next season. Wells has had chronic knee problems since 2010 and recieved a “scope job” to look at it this January.
Wells told Urban that “There is no question the [he] will be ready for the season opener.”
Wells hasn’t been able to practice with the team, as he is on the Physically Unable to Perform list due to his most recent surgery. Given his recent injury history, it is questionable that he would be ready in time for the season opener.