Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/17/14

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 14: Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 14, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
TEMPE, Ariz. Perhaps the greatest ruse the Cardinals pulled this offseason was convincing the fan base and media that running back Beanie Wells could be ready for the early portion of the regular season. I wasnt anywhere close to ready when I reported to camp, said Wells, who had offseason knee surgery. I wasnt even close when we broke camp. I was so far off, and it was evident out there. I had no explosion, I could not burst off and I could not change direction. I didnt get a chance to do much rehab before camp because I had to wait a certain amount of time after the surgery before I could even start. Wells has never divulged what sort of surgery he had. There have been rumors that it was a microfracture procedure, but neither the club nor Wells has confirmed that. Regardless, when Wells went down with a turf toe injury (torn foot ligaments) in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles, the club placed him on the injured-reserveeligible-to-return to list and listed that foot inju...
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