The NFL Injury Report for Week 9 shows your Arizona Cardinals with a limited Beanie Wells due to swelling in his right knee. This is the same knee that Wells had surgically repaired to fix a torn meniscus earlier in the season. The surgery, as you might recall, was hidden for several weeks by the team who simply reported it as "sore" while Wells recovered from the procedure.
Keep that in mind as you ponder coach Ken Whisenhunt's comments about Well's status after today's practice, where he said that he "didn't anticipate it being an issue." That means Wells might be completely and 100 percent healthy on Sunday when the Cardinals face the Vikings in Minnesota or it could mean that Wells' leg has actually fallen off and the team is stalling to let the transplant heal. No offense to leg transplant patients.
The Minnesota Vikings reported that their quadragenarian quarterback Brett Favre did not practice with the team today due to foot, ankle and chin issues. You might recall Favre was last seen leaving the field on a cart, holding his face together with a towel after receiving a hit during the fourth quarter of the Vikings last game. Favre got jacked in the grill by New England Patriots defensive tackle Myron Pryor. The ankle and foot thing, well that's just Favre being Favre.
Other Listed Injuries
The Cardinals listed the following players on today's injury report:
- Defensive end Alan Branch, Back, LP
- Wide receiver Steve Breaston, Knee, LP
- Wide receiver Early Doucet, Groin, LP
- Defensive end Kenny Iwebema, Shoulder, LP
- Running back Beanie Wells, Knee, LP
- Linebacker Clark Haggans, Groin, DNP
The Vikings injury report included the following players:
- Cornerback Allen Asher, Back, FP
- Cornerback Chris Cook, Quadricep, LP
- Linebacker Chris DeGeare, Ankle, LP
- Linebacker Ben Leber, Knee, LP
- Cornerback Lito Sheppard, Hand, LP
- Center John Sullivan, Calf, LP
- Cornerback Frank Walker, Hamstring, LP
- Defensive tackle, Pat Williams, Elbow, LP
- Quarterback Brett Favre, Foot/Ankle/Chin, DNP
- Wide receiver Percy Harvin, Ankle, DNP