Le’Veon Bell has surgery to repair groin injury

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Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell injured a groin during a wild-card win over the Dolphins. The injury wasn’t deemed sufficiently significant to be disclosed by the team before either the team’s next two playoff games. It ultimately was, however, sufficiently significant to require surgery.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, who reported on February 22 that Bell “would’ve had [surgery] by now if necessary,” reports that Bell finally had surgery this morning.

The tip apparently came from Bell’s decision to send out via Snapchat photos of himself in a hospital bed early Monday.

Bell, who had the exclusive franchise tag applied to him in late February, has not yet signed the one-year tender worth more than $12 million. The Steelers apparently have no qualms about the potential impact of the procedure on his effectiveness for 2017; otherwise, they either would have not applied the tender or they would have removed it by now.

21 responses to “Le’Veon Bell has surgery to repair groin injury

  1. I don’t remember seeing him on any injury report. Hmmmm….

    Other than the Colts hiding Luck’s broken ribs and lacerated kidney from the injury report, this is just about the most obvious case of an injury report violation there has ever been. However, because it’s the Steelers nothing will happen.

    Seattle purposely didn’t put Sherman on the list, knowing he had a minor injury. Sherman didn’t miss a snap. Even so, there were rumors that Seattle would lose a 2nd round pick. Goodell decided not to punish the Seahawks, despite having caught them doing this before. If he punished Seattle for a minor boo boo, what would he have to do to the Steelers? Bell’s injury was so severe that he missed 2 days of practice during the week and was limited to a mere 6 snaps!

    That’s why Seattle wasn’t punished. The NFL is still “looking into” Luck’s injuries.

    This is Captain Integrity’s version of justice in the NFL.

    Denver, Indy, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and the 2 New Jersey teams are allowed to cheat at will without fear of any real sanctions. That’s why fans are turning off the games in droves!

  2. cue the patriot troll complaining in 3…2…1…
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    What is there to complain about? The Pats wiped the floor with the Steelers (like usual). That outcome would not have changed if Bell was in the game, despite what he thinks.

    Everyone knows the Steelers cheat. I mean, how else can you explain their footballs being below the regulated limits last season? It couldn’t possible be the IGL, could it?

  3. He wants to get paid but he waited 2 months to have the surgery…how much work will he wind up missing?

  4. Trust the NFL is still deep into investigating with the Steelers why Bell wasn’t on the injury report or has Rooney asked Goodell to ‘overlook’ the matter????

  5. It’s clear that his groin was bothering him earlier in the season, but he INJURED it in the playoff game versus the Patriots.

    There’s no longer a ‘probable’ designation, which is why his pain was never disclosed. Rest assured that if the Steelers managed to advance in the playoffs that he would have been on the injury report the following week.

    In other words, move along, nothing to see here.

  6. As one commenter said…Bell has been vocal about wanting to get his money, yet waited until mid-March to have the surgery that the organization said that he wasn’t going to need?!
    Bell is a great talent, but it’s true that he hasn’t both started and finished any of his four seasons in the league. And now it would appear that he may get a late start on his offseason work in preparation for the 2017 season.
    Makes you think that the money might be better spent on a couple of good, solid, versatile, reliable backs…and not on a RB that, while extremely talented, seems to be increasingly untrustworthy.

  7. I don’t remember seeing him on any injury report. Hmmmm….

    Other than the Colts hiding Luck’s broken ribs and lacerated kidney from the injury report, this is just about the most obvious case of an injury report violation there has ever been. However, because it’s the Steelers nothing will happen.

    Seattle purposely didn’t put Sherman on the list, knowing he had a minor injury. Sherman didn’t miss a snap. Even so, there were rumors that Seattle would lose a 2nd round pick. Goodell decided not to punish the Seahawks, despite having caught them doing this before. If he punished Seattle for a minor boo boo, what would he have to do to the Steelers? Bell’s injury was so severe that he missed 2 days of practice during the week and was limited to a mere 6 snaps!

    That’s why Seattle wasn’t punished. The NFL is still “looking into” Luck’s injuries.

    This is Captain Integrity’s version of justice in the NFL.

    Denver, Indy, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and the 2 New Jersey teams are allowed to cheat at will without fear of any real sanctions. That’s why fans are turning off the games in droves!

    14 5

    It’s great to see CryBabyNation so well represented on this thread. But you need new material to at least make your constant whining fresh and at least laughable. Are you guys running out of rocks to look under…..a very pathetic lot..eh mates?

  8. Well if he’s in the hospital and having surgery he can’t be responsible for those mandatory drug tests they’re texting him about I guess

  9. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 12:13 PM
    This will help 2 yard tom sleep!
    ______________
    This guy never lets facts get in the way does he?

    Brady’s yards per attempt is exactly the same as Brees and Montana.

    Brady’s yards per attempt is higher than Matt Ryan, Jim Kelly, Marino, and Farvre.

    Yet another anti-NE lie exposed…

  10. cue the patriot troll complaining in 3…2…1…
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    What is there to complain about? The Pats wiped the floor with the Steelers (like usual). That outcome would not have changed if Bell was in the game, despite what he thinks.
    Everyone knows the Steelers cheat. I mean, how else can you explain their footballs being below the regulated limits last season? It couldn’t possible be the IGL, could it?
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    thank you for illustrating my point.

  11. Are you hurt or are you injured?

    He claimed to have HURT the groin in the Miami game. Rested during the following week and ple chiefs game. INJURED the groin against the Pats and had to go out.

  12. He wasn’t on any injury report because the Steelers were cheating. Next question.

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