Beanie Wells had more than knee bruise, he had scope

Turns out Beanie Wells was dealing with more than a bruised knee when he sat out the first two games of the season.

The truth of the matter, as revealed by Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, is that Wells underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee on Sept. 3, nine days before the season opener. Wells said he had a torn meniscus.

So the question was raised by Somers, were the Cardinals playing funny business by listing Wells as questionable on the injury report. Surely, they knew a guy with a torn meniscus wasn’t going to be able to return in nine or 16 days to play, right?

“When we did the surgery, the intent was he would have a shot at playing the opener," Whisenhunt told Somers. "It was all going to be just like we said: depending on how his knee reacted to it."

What really matters is how Wells rebounds. There were questions about his durability when he was drafted and now he’s going to answer more questions about that.

"I really wasn't worried about what people knew and didn't know," Wells said. "I had my knee scoped. I had a procedure done. I had to take some time off, and I'm back from it."

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