The news is not good for Le’Veon Bell.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers believe their rookie running back, Le’Veon Bell, has a Lisfranc foot injury, according to a source informed of his injury. Bell could miss extended time.
Bell suffered the injury during Monday night’s preseason loss to the Washington Redskins. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced earlier Wednesday that Bell will go for a second opinion on the injury.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Bell’s injury is not as serious as the one that will keep Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth out eight to 10 weeks. According to Rapoport, the team has yet to determine if the injury will require surgery.
Rapoport reported that the Steelers are frustrated. It’s easy to understand why. As Gregg Rosenthalpreviously wrote, it’s Groundhog Day in Pittsburgh, with the team again dealing with multiple injuries in the backfield.
Bell had been the talk of Steelers camp earlier this month. Now you have to wonder if he’s dealing with an injury that might completely compromise his rookie season.
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