ARIZONA CARDINALS

Don’t expect the Cardinals to go RB shopping

Oct 24, 2011, 6:21 PM | Updated: 7:41 pm

The 32-20 defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers hung on them
wasn’t the only loss suffered by the Arizona Cardinals on
Sunday.

Running back Beanie Wells left the game with a right knee
injury in the second quarter and did not return.

Alfonso Smith took over the spot and ran for 17 yards and
a touchdown on five carries.

Head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Monday morning that
Wells would not require surgery, but didn’t offer many
details other than that.

“I don’t want to get into the specifics of what it is,”
Whisenhunt said. “I’m not going to put a timeframe on it,
because I don’t want to set the young man up for failure.”

So the Cardinals could be looking at life without Wells
when they head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens next
Sunday. Does that mean that they’ll scour the waiver wire
to see what’s out there in terms of help at the position
if Wells can’t go?

“No, I’m comfortable with the guys that we’ve got,” the
head coach stated. “I think Alfonso has shown that he can
do some good things for us. Obviously having LaRod
(Stephens-Howling) back a hundred percent helps, and
Chester (Taylor) is a lot more comfortable with where we
are offensively right now.”

Wells did miss a game earlier this season–a loss at
Seattle. Taylor got the start, but was replaced early in
that game by Smith, who ran for 54 yards.

In all, Wells has accounted for 72% of the Cardinals’
rushing offense this season.

Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to
this report

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