Le’Veon Bell getting second opinion on foot
Posted by Darin Gantt on August 21, 2013
We now know that the definition of “a while” means at least a week.
The Steelers just announced that running back Le’Veon Bell, who suffered a mid-foot sprain, is getting a second opinion.
“Le’Veon had his MRI on Tuesday, and we are still awaiting final diagnosis and results of a second opinion,” Steelers coach Mike 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.”
That means in the short term, they’re back to relying on Issac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer, while they wait to see if Bell’s absence is going to be a longer one.
Steelers' Bell going for second opinion on foot
By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell is getting a second opinion on his mid-foot sprain and likely will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday.
Bell underwent an MRI on Tuesday, but Tomlin said there still is no diagnosis. The injury occurred during the first quarter of the Steelers' 24-13 loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night.
The second-round draft pick had missed Pittsburgh's preseason opener with soreness in his left knee. He made his NFL debut against the Redskins, rushing for 9 yards on four carries before the injury.
Bell is listed as a co-starter on the team's depth chart at running back with Isaac Redman, who is battling a stinger. Running backs LaRod Stephens-Howling (knee) and Baron Batch (stinger) also are injured.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Bell will miss extended time but will not be out as long as Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth, who is projected to miss eight to 10 weeks.