Beanie Wells Injury: Updates on Cardinals RB's Toe

Sam R. Quinn@SamQuinn_Senior Analyst IIISeptember 23, 2012

Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has reportedly left the game against the Philadelphia Eagles after suffering a toe injury in the third quarter.

UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 10:36 a.m. ET

Great news for Cardinals fans and fantasy owners as Beanie Wells has been activated from the PUP list, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Cardinals activated RB Beanie Wells off PUP.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 21, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 19, 1:20 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

The Arizona Cardinals' lackluster running game just got a badly needed boost.'s Darren Urban reported the following via Twitter on Beanie Wells' condition:

RB Beanie Wells will be activated this week and Cards expect him to play.

— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) November 19, 2012

Arizona ranks 30th in rushing yards through this point in the season and is desperate for a quality performance from one its running backs this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 3:13 p.m. ET by Tyler Conway

Though he's technically on injured reserve, Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells is eligible to return to practice on Wednesday and said he will be back in the lineup in two weeks, according to's Darren Urban:

Considering the struggles of the Cardinals' running game without Wells, this is nothing short of good news for Ken Whisenhunt and Co.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4:25 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Beanie Wells will not return from his toe injury anytime soon. 

NFL reporter Adam Caplan notes that the Arizona Cardinals have placed the running back on injured reserve:

Cardinals announced that RB Beanie Wells (toe) has been placed on IR (designated for return). Ryan Williams is the guy..........

— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 26, 2012

Under new rules this season, Wells' year is not over. He may still see the field in 2012, but will have to wait eight weeks.

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UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 23, 8:36 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

Beanie Wells thinks his injury is the dreaded turf toe. The news comes from Arizona Cardinals beat writer Darren Urban:

Beanie Wells said he could have turf toe. He and Darnell Dockett will be checked out more tomorrow.

— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) September 24, 2012

Turf toe can be a seriously annoying injury. It is incredibly painful and takes a long time to fully recover from. If Wells is right about his toe, expect him to carry along the "questionable" tag for at least a couple of weeks.

We'll keep you updated on the situation as more becomes known.

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CBS and Fox Sports' Craig Morgan had the details via Twitter:

RB Beanie Wells has a toe injury. His return is questionable.

— Craig Morgan (@cmorgancbsfoxaz) September 23, 2012

Wells had been largely irrelevant for the Cardinals on Sunday, rushing for just 18 yards on eight carries.

The early part of the 2012 NFL season hasn't been kind to Wells, who was listed as probable with a balky knee entering the Week 3 game at home.

Cardinals fans and fantasy owners have to be disappointed with what they are seeing out of the former first-round pick this season. Including Sunday's numbers, Wells has run for just 76 yards on 29 carries and hasn't yet found the end zone.

Head coach Ken Whisenhunt appears to be set on taking the committee approach to the running game, but that strategy hasn't gone so well.

The ground game was virtually nonexistent in the opener, as wide receiver Andre Roberts led the team with 15 yards on one carry. Wells led the way in Week 2 against the New England Patriots with 44 yards on 14 touches. Second-year back Ryan Williams has seen the bulk of the workload against the Eagles on Sunday

Fortunately for the Cardinals, Wells' ineffectiveness hasn't been detrimental to their chances of winning. Whisenhunt's team entered Sunday as one of three undefeated teams in the NFC and has put on an impressive performance against the Eagles so far.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for the latest on Wells' injury and all things NFL.