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Cardinals’ Midweek Injury Report

Beanie Wells injured his knee during week 4 of the pre-season against Washington by falling awkwardly after a hit from Kevin Barnes.

The notable injuries the Cardinals’ must sort out this week are:

  • WR, Larry Fitzgerald (MCL sprain) – Fitzgerald has participated in full practice this week and is certain to play this Sunday, but whether he’ll be wearing a brace has not been determined.  The concern with Fitz is whether he and Derek Anderson can develop their timing on the fly since the two have hardly shared the field this pre-season.
  • RB, Beanie Wells (bruised knee) – Ken Whisenhunt stated that Wells is definitely not 100%.  Wells is the only Cardinal that has not participated at all in practice this week.  Whisenhunt, however, stated that “We’re just making sure we’re cautious with [Wells].  He’s improving rapidly.”  At this point, barring any setbacks, it’s expected that Wells will play.  If not, Whisenhunt stated that he would have no problem using a tandem of Tim Hightower and LaRod Stephens-Howling.
  • RB, LaRod Stephens-Howling (concussion) – Hyphen was concussed during Week 3 against the Bears.  Since then, he has practiced with no ill effects and he’s fully expected to play on Sunday.
  • LB, Joey Porter (sore back) – Limited participation in practice so far this week, but all sign point to him being ready to go by Sunday.
  • RB, Jason Wright, (toe) – Same story as with Porter.  He hasn’t practiced at full speed this week so far, but is expected to play.
  • CB, Michael Adams, (shoulder) – The back up CB injured his shoulder during the 4th week of the pre-season.  Adams practiced on a limited basis.  His status for Sunday is undetermined.
  • LB, Will Davis, (knee) – As with Adams, Davis participated in limited practice this week.  Status is undetermined.
  • WR, Andre Roberts, (shoulder) – Roberts, who’s 5th on the receiver depth chart, injured his shoulder during week 2 of the pre-season against the Titans.  It’s believed that Roberts is almost fully recovered and is battling for the punt returner job.  If he proves unreliable as a punt returner, he may be deactivated due to the fact that he won’t factor much (if at all) in the offensive scheme.

I will, of course, provide the Cardinals’ official injury report when it becomes available.

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