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Report: Steelers hope Le’Veon Bell returns in a month

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When Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell initially injured his foot in August, there were reports that he would miss six to eight weeks as he recovered from the sprain.

The Steelers were more optimistic about the timeline and Bell said last week that he hoped to play in Week Two against the Bengals, but a report from Dejan Kovacevic and Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review indicates that won’t happen. And Bell won’t be returning in the third or fourth week of the season either.

According to the report, the team is classifying Bell’s foot sprain as a Lisfranc injury and that they hope he can return after another month on the sideline. That would pretty much be the initially reported timeline for Bell’s return as well as the injury that the Steelers originally feared he suffered. Bell’s absence could extend beyond that point as Lisfranc injuries respond differently and, as we saw with Maurice Jones-Drew last season, they sometimes wind up needing surgical repair after weeks of rest.

Isaac Redman is going to get a chance to redeem himself against the Bengals this weekend after leading a rushing attack that piled up a grand total of 32 yards in the opener and Jonathan Dwyer has returned to town, giving the Steelers the same backfield duo as the one they were trying to replace when they drafted Bell in the second round back in April.

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9 Responses to “Report: Steelers hope Le’Veon Bell returns in a month”
  1. steelers6rngs says: Sep 12, 2013 7:18 AM

    Barry Sanders would have trouble getting yards with that offensive line!!!

  2. mojosteel says: Sep 12, 2013 7:25 AM

    So this is what it’s like to be a Browns fan. Our team is so bad that it’s time to start looking at the draft next year.

  3. 1mommicked1 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:29 AM

    suit up. we need you.

  4. bobzilla1001 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:31 AM

    A running back with a bad foot is like a QB with a bad arm. On the play on which he was hurt, he took four steps before going down. I don’t see him returning this season.

  5. t8ertot says: Sep 12, 2013 8:14 AM

    Report: Steelers hope to win a game this year

  6. wildwalt7 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:28 AM

    Steelers fans are so obnoxious,I hope the Bengals light up big ben like a christmas tree and smash the steelers.

  7. dspyank2k11 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:30 AM

    Its a Lis Franc injury you numbskulls.
    He wont be back until at the very least mid season.

    Aaron Schobel underwent the same injury in Buffalo and he was out for the majority of the year. he was a D End. This is a Running back, that injury is probably 10 times more difficult to come back from for Bell.

  8. jmacb says: Sep 12, 2013 8:43 AM

    It is too bad the Steelers didn’t pick up Brandon Jacobs when they had a chance. I think he could’ve helped. I don’t know; he might have failed. I do know Jonathan Dwyer has failed; and I would think he will continue to fail. Looks like it’s gonna be an awful year in Steeltown.

  9. Joemontanaflacco says: Sep 12, 2013 8:56 AM

    Something tells me he’s going to be miraculously healed on October 21 and not a minute earlier.

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