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Wilson's Season Over

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Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson, here drilling Ravens tight end Todd Heap earlier this season, has decided to undergo season-ending surgery on his heel.

The Cardinals have lost Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson for the season, with Wilson scheduling surgery to repair his injured heel/Achilles.

The team is expected to place Wilson on injured reserve.

Wilson hadn't played since leaving early in the second half of the Nov. 11 game against Detroit. He said earlier this week he couldn't push off on his bad right foot "or even have the confidence to try."

Prior to the injury, Wilson hadn't missed a game since 2002. He had played in 73 consecutive games, with 59 consecutive starts. He made the Pro Bowl last season for the first time with five sacks and four interceptions.

This season, playing less near the line of scrimmage in the Cards' new scheme, Wilson was sackless but had two interceptions and 54 tackles in nine games.

With backup safety Aaron Francisco gimpy with a bad calf and starting cornerback Eric Green going to IR Tuesday with a groin tear, the Cards' secondary is hurting going into Sunday's game with Cleveland. Francisco said Monday he did not expect to be available this week. * * * Contact Darren Urban at askdarren@cardinals.nfl.net. Posted 11/28/07

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