As if the Arizona Cardinals didn’t lose enough important players this offseason, now they have to deal with a banged up running back. During Monday’s practice, Beanie Wells got popped by safety Hamza Abdullah. He went down and had to be carted off the field.
“I just tried to to be in good tackling position and at the last minute, I guess instincts took over,” Abdullah said. “I didn’t get out of the way.
“Right now, I am just focused on Beanie and praying he is OK because that is not what I am out here to do, hurt anyone, especially one of my teammates. I want to practice the right way. Coach Whiz does a great job taking care of us.”
Abdullah said he immediately knew that something wasn’t right.
“He probably just wasn’t ready for the hit, and I didn’t go into it … my intentions weren’t to hit him and definitely not to hurt him,” Abdullah said. “Prayers go to him and hopefully he is OK.”
The good news is that Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com doesn’t think it’s going to be a huge deal for Wells.
“I don’t think this will be anything major,” Urban writes. “It could cost Beanie training camp time, yes (but even that isn’t for sure). I am guessing the next update won’t come until tomorrow when Whisenhunt addresses the throng at lunchtime.”