Not exactly how you want the afternoon practice to go: Running back Beanie Wells suffered a rib injury after being hit by safety Hamza Abdullah, and Wells was carted off for further examination.
Wells was sitting in the front seat of the cart, so it wasn’t like he was laid out. Abdullah went over to Wells, who was doubled over on the ground for a minute or two after it happened before gingerly standing up and walking off to the sideline.
“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 knew right away something was wrong.