first_imgThe 32-20 defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers hung on themwasn’t the only loss suffered by the Arizona Cardinals onSunday.Running back Beanie Wells left the game with a right kneeinjury in the second quarter and did not return.Alfonso Smith took over the spot and ran for 17 yards anda touchdown on five carries.Head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Monday morning thatWells would not require surgery, but didn’t offer manydetails 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 Wellswhen they head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens nextSunday. Does that mean that they’ll scour the waiver wireto see what’s out there in terms of help at the positionif Wells can’t go? “No, I’m comfortable with the guys that we’ve got,” thehead coach stated. “I think Alfonso has shown that he cando some good things for us. Obviously having LaRod(Stephens-Howling) back a hundred percent helps, andChester (Taylor) is a lot more comfortable with where weare offensively right now.”Wells did miss a game earlier this season–a loss atSeattle. Taylor got the start, but was replaced early inthat 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 tothis report D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img