NFL Injury Updates: Cards LB Paris Lenon Out With 'Sore Tailbone'

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Paris Lenon Missed Practice With Alleged 'Tailbone Bruise'

The Arizona Cardinals announced today that linebacker Paris Lenon missed practice today with what was describe as a "sore tailbone".

According to Kent Somers, he's expected to play Sunday when the Cardinals face the Chargers in San Diego.

But is he really?

Given the Cardinals recent history of "downplaying" injuries can we really take this report from the team at face value? For all we know, Lenon's ass is completely broke.

We sincerely apologize for the "broke-ass" comment but honestly, we had to go there.

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Beanie Wells Knee Injury Update

Beanie Wells practiced in pads for the first time in weeks yesterday, but still didn't participate in any team activity, which makes you wonder what the pads were for if he's not taking any hits? Conditioning, one would imagine, and perhaps hitting of tackling dummies. 

Wells is suffering from a mysteriously named "bruised knee" and is hopeful he will finally get to play this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders in the Cardinal's home opener.

"I didn't do team (part of practice) just because they didn't want to pound on me too much, but we plan to increase a bit more each day," Wells told reporters after practice.

"It seems like it's a broken record now," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "We're saying the same thing (as last week), but I think he'll do a lot more in practice (Thursday) if there's not any swelling or reaction to what he did today. He did more today than he's ever done (the past few weeks). I expect him to be more integrated into practice (Thursday) if we don't have a setback."

Early Doucet had his sports hernia repaired (for full description see this) last week. He's up to walking now, which, like all of mankind before him, will be followed by running. He hopes to play on October 24 against the Seahawks, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

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Cards WR Doucet Will Undergo Surgery, Out Three To Six Weeks

It has been reported by a handful of outlets now that Early Doucet will indeed undergo surgery for a sports hernia.

The timetable for recovery has been placed at three to six weeks.

In the meantime, it is expected that undrafted rookie and camp standout Stephen Williams will step into the three spot, followed by rookie Andre Roberts and Max Komar.

With the issue of punt/kick returning still up unresolved, Doucet’s absence will likely prevent Breaston from returning to the role to avoid opportunities for further injury among the top receivers.

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Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet Possible Sports Hernia, RB Beanie Wells Still Not At Full Speed

The Arizona Cardinals, along with multiple local media outlets, are reporting that wide receiver Early Doucet is sidelined with what’s described as a possible sports hernia.

Running back Beanie Wells, who missed Game 1 of the season with a sore knee, was limited in practice today and will be tested on Thursday to see if he’s cleared to play this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

No word yet on how much time Doucet could miss.

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Arizona Cardinals Injury Update: LaRod Stephens-Howling Out With A Concussion

It is not clear when the injury occurred, but Arizona Cardinals fine punt and kick returner (and back up running back) LaRod Stephens-Howling is reportedly suffering from a concussion according to Kent Sommers of the Arizona Republic and Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com.

No word yet on how much time Stephens-Howling will miss, especially now with the NFL's new attention to head injuries.

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