For the second consecutive year, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after another spectacular performance against the Philadelphia Eagles.
A week after defensive end Calais Campbell was awarded the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after playing New England, Kevin Kolb connected with Fitzgerald nine times for a total of 114 yards including a 37-yard touchdown, helping him become the youngest player in NFL history to reach 700 receptions at 29 years and 23 days.
He is also only 204 yards away from reaching 10,000 career receiving yards, an achievement that only one other player has reached before turning 30.
Meanwhile, running back Beanie Wells has been placed on the injured reserve/ designated to return list with a serious case of turf toe and will be out for at least eight weeks.
Although it sounds as harmless as a hang nail, donʼt let the name fool you. As per Arizona Republic Columnist Kent Somers, a “turf toe” injury “is sort of a general term for an injury that can range from a mild sprain to tearing of tissue, tendons and ligaments. Beanie Wells has a severe turf toe injury. A ligament is torn in his left big toe, preventing him from pushing off.” 
Wells could return to practice November 7th and may be ready to play in the Cardinals divisional home game against the St. Louis Rams on November 25th. In the meantime, the bulk of the carries will fall primarily on second year back Ryan Williams with LaRod Stephens-Howling (dealing with a lingering groin injury) and rookie William Powell (inactive so far this season) also in the mix. In order to fill the void on the depth chart, the Cardinals brought back Alfonso Smith, who spent two seasons with the Cardinals prior to losing his roster spot to Powell. Last season, Smith played in 15 games and amassed 102 rushing yards and one touchdown, three passes for 21 yards and had five special teams tackles.
With 16 players listed on the Cardinals injury report on Wednesday, including 5 that did not practice, it will be interesting to see how things shape up before kick-off in the desert. In Coach Whiz we trust!
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