Beanie Wells says he's healthy at last

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Arizona Cardinals runningbacks Beanie Wells (26), LaRod Stephens-Howling (36), Alfonso Smith (46) and Jason Wright (31) run drills during NFL football training camp Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York Arizona Cardinals runningbacks Beanie Wells (26), LaRod Stephens-Howling (36), Alfonso Smith (46) and Jason Wright (31) run drills during NFL football training camp Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- This was supposed to be Beanie Wells' breakout season.

Breakdown is more like it.

A knee injury in the final preseason contest has caused him to miss three games and have just one carry in another.

Wells now says he's healthy for the first time since he was hurt and ready to finally show what he can do, and do it consistently.

The big running back was listed as limited in practice on Monday but says he went through a full workout and expects to play Sunday at Kansas City.

Wells says that critics who have labeled him injury-prone "can say what they want to say" but that this was an injury he couldn't avoid.