BELL LIKELY SIDELINED FOR A WHILE
*Le’Veon Bell’s highly anticipated preseason debut was a dud Monday night vs the Washington Redskins. He lasted just one series, rushing for 9 yards on four carries. Possibly still bothered by a left knee injury, Bell showed no explosiveness on his four runs and was lost for the game with a foot injury that is expected to sideline Bell for several weeks.
Bell had an MRI on his injured right foot Tuesday and the Steelers are awaiting the results of a second opinion, head coach Mike Tomlin said in a released statement.
“Le’Veon had his MRI on Tuesday, and we are still awaiting final diagnosis and results of a second opinion,” Tomlin said. “He will not participate this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs, and I will provide an update once we have received the official results of his tests over the next couple of days.”
Bell’s injury makes it a guarantee that Jonathan Dwyer is going to be on the roster and he probably should be anyways. Dwyer had a lost fumble vs Washington but ran the ball very well, rushing for 68 yards on 14 carries, including a long run of 23 yards. If Bell is not 100% for the start of the season (he probably won’t be), the best route for the Steelers is going with Dwyer as the starter with Isaac Redman and Larod Stephens-Howling as the main complementary backs.
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