Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell missed the first preseason game because of a left knee injury and then was in and out of practice last week for the same reason, but he healed up enough to make the start at running back on Monday night against the Steelers.
Bell didn’t last long before heading back to the trainers. Bell carried the ball four times on the Steelers’ first offensive drive, but Jonathan Dwyer was on the field with the offense for the Steelers’ second possession.
Bell, meanwhile, was on the bench getting looked at by trainers. The Steelers announced that Bell was done for the night because of a right foot injury a short time later, ending his first NFL game action almost as quickly as it started.
The fear for the Steelers entering the game had to be that Bell would aggravate his knee injury again. Now they’ve got something completely different to worry about in regard to the man they’ve installed at the top of their depth chart at running back.