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Le’Veon Bell’s Foot Injury Will Not Require Surgery

Update:

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin announced on Thursday that rookie RB Le’Veon Bell mid-foot sprain will not require surgery.

The team has reportedly been encouraged that Bell’s  has responded well to his current treatment.

The team did not offer a new time table for his injury, but it appears as though it could be less than 6-8 weeks that was initially suggested.

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Jason La Canfora reports that doctors are projecting Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell to miss 6-8 weeks with what is believed to be a Lisfranc injury.

  • La Canfora adds that they are hoping rest will allow him to return.

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Jay Glazer reports that the Steelers believe rookie RB Le’Veon Bell has a Lisfranc injury.

  • Glazer adds that they are hoping that it won’t require surgery, but a second opinion is coming.
  • Ian Rapoport adds that the team is “pretty frustrated” with the situation.

This could be even worse news for Bell as a Lisfranc sprain that requires surgery could cost him 8-10 weeks of recovery.

Reports from Tuesday indicated that Bell’s injury wasn’t the same as TE Matt Spaeth‘s Lisfranc sprain, but it appears as though the two injuries are more similar than initially believed.

Jonathan Dwyer had a pretty good showing against the Redskins Monday night, so he figures to be the biggest beneficiary if Bell misses an extended period of time.

We’ll have more as the news is available.

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Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette mentions that although rookie RB Le’Veon Bell’s foot injury isn’t as bad as TE Matt Spaeth‘s Lisfranc sprain, Bell could be sidelined for “a while.”

Bell’s injury is believed to be a mid-foot sprain, which could be a troublesome injury for him given the nature of the position he plays. There’s almost no chance he plays in either of the team’s remaining preseason games and it appears as though he could miss some time to start the season.