Beanie Wells had to leave the game with a knee injury during the second quarter of the Cardinals loss to the Steelers. The news on his injury is better than what was feared, but it is unknown when he will be back.
Coach Whisenhunt also did not provide details on the injury, but a report on NFL.com said he could miss two weeks with a bone bruise. Whiz did deny that a bone bruise was the injury though.
If Beanie misses next Sundays game in Baltimore, Alfonso Smith will get the start, but he would also rotate with LaRod Stephens-Howling and Chester Taylor in a backfield by committee that looks more like what was done during the previous two seasons with Beanie and Tim Hightower.
On the season, Beanie has played well, running for 423 yards and 6 scores on 91 carries in the five games that he has played so far. Hopefully this injury won't be a setback on what has been a breakout season for Beanie.
On an unrelated note, former Cardinal Tim Hightower is also out for the season with a torn ACL. It is unfortunate that Beanie and Tim both were injured in the same week, and hopefully both of them will recover fully as soon as possible.