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Le’Veon Bell will have MRI on injured foot on Tuesday

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The Steelers got a briefer glimpse of running back Le’Veon Bell than they would have hoped against the Redskins on Monday night because of a foot injury.

As a result of that injury, an MRI tube will be getting a more in-depth glimpse of Bell’s foot on Tuesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Bell will get an MRI to help the team come up with a fuller diagnosis of the injury.

The injury’s been described as a mid-foot sprain, which was also the preliminary word on Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ foot after he also left the game prematurely on Monday. Those injuries can be relatively minor, but they can also lead to the discovery of Lisfranc injuries upon further examination. Should that be the case, it might be a while before the Steelers get an extended look at what Bell can do in their offense.

Bell has also been bothered by a knee injury this summer, which has left him with just four carries in preseason action to this point. That’s not really the way the Steelers drew it up when they bumped Bell up to the top line of the depth chart, but there will be plenty of time to get things headed back in the right direction if all looks good on the MRI.

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  1. steelerben says: Aug 20, 2013 9:15 AM

    I really hope it isn’t the Lisfranc. He looked good in limited action, but the kid is two games into the preseason and has a sprained foot, if not worse, and knee issues. Hardly what you’re looking for in a bell cow back.

    Dwyer looked like he’s improved his conditioning, but someone still needs to teach him how to hold a football without fumbling it.

  2. sbchampsagain says: Aug 20, 2013 9:38 AM

    Mid foot sprains, those don’t bother RBs much…

  3. scoobies05 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:50 AM

    best wishes to the rookie for a quick recovery. ngata and canty cant wait to smush him
    is that how its down crown?
    seriously…hope he is well soon

  4. ziggy26 says: Aug 20, 2013 10:25 AM

    Steelers have had bad luck with rookie preseason injuries. These are players that were very durable in college, too.

    DeCastro (1st), Adams (2nd), and Sean Spence (3rd) last year all missed time.

    Bell this year.

    Maybe they should lock Jarvis Jones and Markus Wheaton in padded rooms until the Tennessee game.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 20, 2013 10:32 AM

    not bad scoobie. I might have tried – he won’t need his ankles playing the ravens, as he’ll spend most his time on his back. Obviously different player, different team, but you get my drift.

  6. bengalguy says: Aug 20, 2013 10:35 AM

    Old soft team

  7. scoobies05 says: Aug 20, 2013 11:07 AM

    should have saved that one. its pretty funny

  8. hines86for6 says: Aug 20, 2013 11:11 AM

    Flunko lost at home in primetime to Charlie Batch, and needed OT to beat Byron Leftwich.

    does anyone on this board think a Ravens backup QB could ever beat Big Ben?

  9. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 20, 2013 11:25 AM

    i got a million of em.

  10. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 20, 2013 1:05 PM

    Has there been a Mike Golic Jr. sighting yet? His jersey number is suppose to be 67, but I have yet to see him. Has anyone seen him?
    Not playing in two preseason games would not bode well for an undrafted rookie free agent. Should he be cut, I suppose that would end Tomlin’s free PR each morning on ESPN2…

  11. lovefootball4life says: Aug 20, 2013 1:47 PM

    that was a pretty funny one crown, scoobie maybe we’ll counter with, nah, not his back, he’ll only need his butt to ride the pine

  12. lovefootball4life says: Aug 20, 2013 1:49 PM

    “does anyone on this board think a Ravens backup QB could ever beat Big Ben?”

    He wouldn’t need to, the defense can do all the scoring off the pick – 6s.

  13. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 20, 2013 1:52 PM

    “Flunko lost at home in primetime to Charlie Batch, and needed OT to beat Byron Leftwich.”

    Wasn’t aware that 4:30 in the afternoon was prime time or that a straight 60 minute game constituted overtime. But then again, I don’t have your vast football knowledge.

  14. scoobies05 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:39 PM

    refresh our memories as to when a ben lead steeler team beat the ravens

  15. oldirtyman says: Aug 20, 2013 2:46 PM

    scoobies05 says:
    Aug 20, 2013 2:39 PM
    refresh our memories as to when a ben lead steeler team beat the ravens

    The 2008 Conference Champship game, the 2010 Divisional Playoff game, just to name two!

  16. scoobies05 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:28 PM

    correct. and got swept in 2011 and he missed both games last year. gotta go back a few years

  17. finallythevoiceofreason says: Aug 20, 2013 3:35 PM

    What is wrong with the Steelers’ RB durability the last two years? Last year they were playing with their #5 guy and this year they have 5 guys hurt in preseason already (Redman, Bell, Johnson, Stephens-Howling and Batch). Bell did not even get hurt on a tackle, he was running a short out pattern and it looked like he either tripped or had his foot stepped on.

  18. finallythevoiceofreason says: Aug 20, 2013 3:38 PM

    correct. and got swept in 2011 and he missed both games last year. gotta go back a few years

    Ravens were swept clean 3-0 in 2008. Ben played in all 3.

  19. finallythevoiceofreason says: Aug 20, 2013 3:40 PM

    correct. and got swept in 2011 and he missed both games last year. gotta go back a few years

    You cannot beat a team if you do not play in the games.

  20. steelcurtainn says: Aug 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    Although its a team game
    qbs head to head…….Big Ben vs Flacco-3-1
    2008 Big Ben Ravens swept 3-0
    2009 Big Ben
    2010 Big Ben
    2011 Flacco
    2012 Didnt play each other
    Advantage- Big Ben

  21. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:31 PM

    Curtiann:
    Hate to burst you bubble, but Big Benny never played against Flacco. Any game I ever saw, it always was Flacco against the Steelers’ defense and Benny against the Ravens’ defense.
    I’m pretty sure even your Big SuperBenny would’ve been swept by the Steelers’ 2008 defense.
    And what are you doing producing stats? Remember, you’re not a “stat guy”? Did you forget?

  22. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 20, 2013 4:44 PM

    Aug 20, 2013 1:52 PM
    “Flunko lost at home in primetime to Charlie Batch, and needed OT to beat Byron Leftwich.”

    Wasn’t aware that 4:30 in the afternoon was prime time or that a straight 60 minute game constituted overtime. But then again, I don’t have your vast football knowledge.

    Once again this posters comment has absolutely nothing to do with the topic. Maybe the moderators could let the poster know he/she needs to stay on topic or their comments won’t be posted….what a novel concept? Won’t happen as they need the wack jobs to produce more comments…one can only hope.

  23. youcallthatreporting says: Aug 20, 2013 5:03 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 20, 2013 4:44 PM

    Aug 20, 2013 1:52 PM
    “Flunko lost at home in primetime to Charlie Batch, and needed OT to beat Byron Leftwich.”

    Wasn’t aware that 4:30 in the afternoon was prime time or that a straight 60 minute game constituted overtime. But then again, I don’t have your vast football knowledge.

    Once again this posters comment has absolutely nothing to do with the topic. Maybe the moderators could let the poster know he/she needs to stay on topic or their comments won’t be posted….what a novel concept? Won’t happen as they need the wack jobs to produce more comments…one can only hope.

    oooo

    This is funny coming from you. your comments are never on topic and just seem to wanna call people names. Pot/Kettle.

  24. billhicks666 says: Aug 20, 2013 5:21 PM

    Will an MRI reveal softness/weakness, because that’s Bell’s problem. Actually, it’s the entire Steeler team’s problem.

  25. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 20, 2013 5:58 PM

    This is funny coming from you. your comments are never on topic and just seem to wanna call people names. Pot/Kettle.

    “You are what you are and you ain’t what you ain’t” —John Prine

    If you are not a troll or if you are not making outlandish stupid comments then what I usually say is not going to bother you. Because you won’t standup to stupidity don’t blame because I do.

  26. steelcurtainn says: Aug 20, 2013 6:20 PM

    bobzilla
    You cant get enough of me, can you. My post reel you in every time.
    Technically, I am not stats guys just because I post A STAT about Big Ben having a better head to head record then Flacco doesn’t mean I’m stat guy. Do I follow some stats, sure. But I am not going to dig DEEP up MEANINGLESS stats as someone say as yourself with OFFENSIVE(BIG BEN) and defensive statistics that RARELY mean jack squat at the end of the season. If you want to be SUPER TECHNICAL then, YES, Big Ben went against the ravens defense and Flacco went against the steelers defense with the Big Ben better in 3 of 4 of those years. It still gives Big Ben the edge head to head against Fluko.

    Bobzilla, your barking up the wrong tree if you intend to slander my post. Maybe you should be trolling the ravens thread bashing Big Ben. I just support the guy win or lose something you obviously (as a so called steeler fan) know nothing about. Unbelievably, If I knew you, I’d still high five you if the steelers won the superbowl again.

  27. rockinrodie says: Aug 20, 2013 6:47 PM

    shoulda, coulda, woulda….ed lacy looks like the back they should have taken. this guy is obviously fragile. and if dwyer and redman are options yet again, it’s another pitiful running attack. d decastro, btw, looks soft. adams looks like shaq O’Neal in cleats. gilbert had size 19 flat feet. eventually, the whole damn line needs to go. a complete draft do-over, minus fluff master tomlin.

  28. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:25 PM

    Curtainn:
    Cheer up. That pick-six that Roethlisberger tossed Monday night wasn’t his fault. The receiver ran the wrong route. Honest.
    I love how you people throw around the word “troll.” That seems to be the catch phrase for you Big Ben Apologists. While your adding up Roethlisberger’s personal win/loss against the Ravens, check out how many TD passes he’s thrown against them… Just for fun.

  29. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 21, 2013 11:12 AM

    bobzilla, the only stat I care about on Ben is that he lead our team through a season-long jouney that ended with a beautiful SB ring – twice.

  30. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 21, 2013 1:08 PM

    Good for you, crown.
    Two Super Bowl wins, one TD pass, zero MVP awards. Let’s erect a monument!!!

  31. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 21, 2013 1:51 PM

    “Two Super Bowl wins, one TD pass, zero MVP awards.”
    ——————————————–
    About 1,000 QB’s in the history of the league would love to have this stat line.

  32. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 21, 2013 2:24 PM

    I know of at least 31 other quarterbacks who would’ve like to have had the Steelers’ 2005, 2008 and 2010 defenses…

  33. steelcurtainn says: Aug 21, 2013 2:35 PM

    bobzilla
    I’m as cheery as can be, you can’t tell. Big Bens pick was his fault. It happens to the best of them(the mannings bradys etc.) The defensive players get paid too and that was a great read by the skins defensive end. Mistakes will be made whether it be preseason or regular season by all qbs. There is no perfect qb. I won’t be doing any research for fun on how many tds Big Bens thrown against the ravens during them wins. Don’t really care….. I will go on the assumption Fluko has done way less. I do have a questions for you. Not that it matters but who do you think is the steelers best option at qb? At this point, Please, don’t tell me its Landry Jones. Can’t you see Big Ben is the best qb the steelers have had the since Terry Bradshaw days. It could always be worse .

  34. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 22, 2013 11:43 AM

    Curtainn:
    I think it’s time for you and others to stop comparing Roethlisberger to former Steelers QBs and start comparing him to the quarterbacks of NOWADAYS, especially to those being paid $100 million. His productivity pales in comparison. That’s not an opinion. That is a fact.
    To answer your questions: Roethlisberger is the Steelers only option at QB. He’s the starter. He’s the guy making all the money. He’s also going to be replaced (traded) before his contract expires in 2015.
    Secondly, I rate Roethlisberger slightly ahead of both Neil O’Donnell and Kordell Stewart but well below Terry Bradshaw, who threw at least one fourth-quarter TD pass in each of the four Super Bowls he played (and won).
    As for “it always could be worse”: We are about to find out.

  35. steelcurtainn says: Aug 22, 2013 2:41 PM

    bobzilla
    I agree with your points for the most part. Your right, For Big Bens big contract his productivity doesn’t pale in comparison to the other big name qbs in the league. He’s still the steelers qb and better then most qbs in the league IMO. Ben needs to do better, no doubt, for the huge contract he’s been giving. But he also needs better pieces around him to be successful. He hasn’t had an offensive line since he got to Pittsburgh. That’s a FACT. (with maybe) the exception of the “BUS” years where he was practically a rookie. Hopefully, this line protects him much better and of course we all know he can play better then what he has been playing (barring injury). I do agree with the rest of your post other than the fact that he will be traded or replaced by 2015. Don’t see it happening. I see him staying at least until 17. I’m real curious to see how this new and young line will play this year. I don’t know how many years they have to go to fix the problem.

  36. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 22, 2013 3:55 PM

    Last season’s O-line gave up just 37 sacks. So, not surprisingly, your “facts” are, at best, a bit distorted.
    Since Roethlisberger came into the league, he’s had above average O-lines, O-lines that have featured some All-Pros. Alan Faneca and Pouncey come to mind. Also, Max Starks was a quality starter. Jeff Hartings was a quality center. The list goes on.
    You need to stop listening to the propaganda and start thinking for yourself. Teams do not reach three Super Bowls in six years with lousy offensive lines. This in the N-F-L, not the Big East.
    And why would he stay until 2017? His contract EXPIRES after the 2015 season. You actually think the Rooneys are going to invest even more millions into an injury-prone QB who averages 22 TD passes a season?
    By the way: The Bus’s final season was 2005. So he and Roethlisberger played just two seasons together.

  37. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 22, 2013 4:54 PM

    And I didn’t even mention tackle Marvel Smith.

  38. steelcurtainn says: Aug 22, 2013 5:17 PM

    The line may have given up 37 sacks but the line wasn’t very good at all last year. They couldn’t run the ball period. Sorry, But I disagree he’s had above O- lines since he’s been in the league. Faneca was great…… Pouncey, Smith and Hartings were all good. But what about the rest of the guys on the line, average or below average at best(see Tony Hills)…bobzilla, I do think for myself, I dont need to think or see any one elses propaganda to determine what I see on the field. I am not saying they were the worst offensive line but they certainly weren’t near the best. bottom line….

    BTW, Just because Big Bens contract end at the end of 2015 doesn’t mean they can and won’t extend him until 2017 like they have been talking about doing. I certainly think they will. He has done enough for the organization to warrant an extension…2 superbowl wins under his belt alone would grant a couple year extension. Obviously you or I dont know whats going to happen because we don’t work in the front office.

  39. steelcurtainn says: Aug 22, 2013 6:44 PM

    BTW, JUST 37 Sacks. Half the teams in the NFL gave up less sacks last year not to mention the steelers great 26th rank rushing attack that I hope all they fix this year with this new revamped line. By any means, that doesn’t seem so great to me for an O-LINE. You should know this your a stats guy. So much for that distorted stuff you were talking about.

  40. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 22, 2013 7:18 PM

    I know. A great O-line to you Roethlisberger Apologists is one that gives up no sacks. I get it.
    Tony Hills played five minutes.
    Great analogy.
    Last season, Aaron Rodgers threw 39 TD passes behind a line that allowed 51 sacks. I know. That stat doesn’t count.
    I’ve never heard a word about a contract extension. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. And 2 Super Bowl “wins” from 8 and 5 seasons ago warrants nothing. He hasn’t been involved in a playoff win since 2010, and the team’s 0-2 in its past 2 playoff appearances.
    Keep livin’ the dream, Curtainn. This will be Roethlisberger’s final season in the ‘Burgh. It’s time to rebuild and move on.

  41. steelcurtainn says: Aug 22, 2013 9:22 PM

    a couple things I will point out is, I don’t know why you always compare Big Ben to the qbs that are putting up 40 plus tds every year.(Aaron Rodgers) They are in complete different systems throwing the ball way more then Big Ben does. Big Ben will never be that kind of qb. In your book, if he’s not throwing 30/40 tds every year, he’s no good…..if not, sure seems that a way. Do we all want to see Big Ben do better?SURE… Gotta be healthy to do that.

    Secondly
    Tony Hills played a little bit longer then 5 minutes. You want more analogy, here u go, ur right you have Pouncey, Hartings, Faneca and Starks were good…..
    and the list does go on….Heres a list of the rest of the above average lineman you forgot to mention
    Legursky, Essex, Kemo, Jonathan Scott, (willie holding colon), Hartwig, Stapleton, Hill, Mahan to name a few.
    These are just a few guys who would be considered average to below average who STARTED for the steelers during the years. These guys are hardly above average. Scott and
    Hills were a joke.
    You must be talking about the 2005/6 season only to have an above average line…..because the last 2 superbowls Ben has appeared in, he virtually had an average line.

    Last, that’s a pretty bold statement to say this will be Big Bens final season. If you right, good for you, but I VERY seriously doubt that will be the case.

    Like one poster said ALL WE ALL want is another steeler super bowl win and then we’ll all be happy. Good chatting with u bobzilla, the last word is all yours.

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