Monday, December 14, 2009
With Fitzgerald hurt, offense changing
By Mike Sando
SAN FRANCISCO -- This could be the dawn of the Beanie Wells era in Arizona.
The Cardinals have lost Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald, at least temporarily, to a leg injury that was unpleasant to look at (team trainers appear to be testing his knee on the sideline).
Wells ran for gains of 5, 12, 9, 11 and 7 yards during the Cardinals' drive to open the second half. Tim Hightower lost a fumble earlier.
Arizona has wanted to become more of a running team. The team might be wise to move in that direction if Fitzgerald is out for any period of time.
Fitzgerald is limping toward the locker room.