The much anticipated debut of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell was short lived on Monday night after he exited the game with a foot injury. At the time, his injury was described as a foot sprain. Bell underwent an MRI on Tuesday in order to determine if he had suffered a Lisfranc injury. Although the results were negative, the highly touted rookie back will likely miss the remainder of the preseason and possibly week one of the regular season.
Beat writer Ed Bouchette reports on Twitter, “#Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell’s injury to right foot not as significant as teammate Matt Spaeth’s Lisfranc.”
Any injury to feet or ankles are significant for running backs. The Steelers are 19 days away from their season opener and it’s a safe bet to assume that he will continue to be questionable as the regular season approaches.
The Steelers selected Bell in the 2013 NFL Draft in order to provide some stability in their backfield and this injury is not good news for Pittsburgh. Bell has just four carries this preseason for the Steelers.