An NFL comeback for former Ohio State running back Beanie Wells is on hold. Injury, again, is holding Wells back.
According to an ESPN.com report, Wells suffered a torn Achilles while working out for the Baltimore Ravens last week. The report states that the injury is bad enough to keep Wells away from further workouts and out of the NFL for the rest of 201.
A first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2009, Wells had one very good season and three others with mixed success and injury issues. He ran for 1,047 yards in 2011 but was limited to eight games by a turf toe injury last season. His contract expired, and though several teams — including the Bengals and Steelers — took a look at Wells last offseason, he had a knee injury that kept him unsigned and out of training camp and the early part of this season.
Wells tweeted earlier this month that his knee was better and he was ready to return to action.
An Akron native, Wells averaged 5.8 yards per carry and ran for 23 touchdowns in his final two Ohio State seasons.