Le’Veon Bell looks healthy on basketball court

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Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had core muscle surgery in March and it looks like his recovery is moving along well.

Bell shared a video (the language in the video isn’t safe for most workplaces) of his participations in a basketball game on Sunday and it shows him moving well as he knifes through the lane for a couple of layups. Two snippets of action on video don’t make for a sound medical analysis, obviously, but it would seem that Bell is well on his way to a full recovery.

That could come at the start of training camp, although Bell’s health wasn’t the only thing keeping him off the field during the Steelers’ offseason workouts this year. Bell has not signed his franchise tender and has not agreed to a long-term contract, so he did not join the team for that work.

Bell and the Steelers have until July 17 to work out a longer deal and it will be up to Bell to decide about making an on-time arrival to camp if one doesn’t come to fruition. If he does decide to show up, the glimpse of his basketball moves suggests he’ll be ready for football action as well.

15 responses to “Le’Veon Bell looks healthy on basketball court

  1. P.S. to prospective parents – please don’t put meaningless, ungrammatical apostrophes in your kids’ names. At best it looks pretentious and at worst it looks illiterate.

  2. Dude, don’t go do a Jon Stephens career ender. Not any kind of a Steeler fan but this guy is fun to watch. OTOH, you do have to have a life in the off season but it’s tense thinking about what can go wrong.

  3. If you are a professional athlete, it is smart to stay in shape by exercising during the offseason. All of a sudden he’s supposed to avoid all athletic activities?

    As long as we’re ragging on names here, I don’t have a problem with Le’veon but I’d like to see fewer names like Jazmyne, Jinger, and Jezzelle. You aren’t being original with intentionally-misspelled names like that, all you’re doing is telling us that your ideal car is a Trans Am with leopard print interior with Freebird blaring on a 30-year-old sound system.

  4. Drunk Uncle says:
    Jun 26, 2017 10:31 AM

    As long as we’re ragging on names here, I don’t have a problem with Le’veon but I’d like to see fewer names like Jazmyne, Jinger, and Jezzelle. You aren’t being original with intentionally-misspelled names like that, all you’re doing is telling us that your ideal car is a Trans Am with leopard print interior with Freebird blaring on a 30-year-old sound system.

    Lol…what’s hanging from the rear view mirror, fuzzy dice or a pine tree air freshener?

  5. streetyson says:
    Jun 26, 2017 9:59 AM
    P.S. to prospective parents – please don’t put meaningless, ungrammatical apostrophes in your kids’ names. At best it looks pretentious and at worst it looks illiterate.
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    Not bothered by this at all. Also would love to know how you figure the structure of Bell’s name meaningless. It obviously meant something to at least one person. And ungrammatical by whose standards? I didn’t know there was a national body for grammatical names around. I wonder if you have a problem with the O’sheas, O’reilly’s, etc.

  6. blah773 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 9:03 AM
    seems smart. let’s fart around cutting on the basketball court until you tear an acl… smh

    Ahh – these guys have to do something to keep in shape after surgery. I agree basketball might not be the best thing though. Riding a bike gets pretty boring for 6-8 months. You have to do something to keep limber.

  7. Drunk Uncle says:
    Jun 26, 2017 10:31 AM

    all you’re doing is telling us that your ideal car is a Trans Am with leopard print interior with Freebird blaring on a 30-year-old sound system

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    ha….good one.

  8. Quit football and play basketball instead because the football world is getting sick of your bull crap !!!

  9. 6thsense10 says:
    Also would love to know how you figure the structure of Bell’s name meaningless. It obviously meant something to at least one person.

    Whatever it meant or means to that one person…that one person is wrong. Forget Le’Veon, he should have been named Larry. You know, something normal.

  10. Ball is great way to get your bounce and agility back but not a sport that you should playing while rehabbing an injury. Seeing that video proves to me that Bell is ready to go.

  11. J think Bell’s critics here are all just a bunch of fat slobs who have no idea what it takes to get in world class physical condition. They have to work out to stay in shape, that’s the way it works. They don’t lose their contacts for weightlifting injuries either.

    Why should it surprise anyone that arguably the best all-around running back in the NFL is good at basketball? An injury happened to one of the Ravens a few years ago while playing basketball. He didn’t lose his contract and neither will Bell. Players gotta play, you bunch of stooges.

    Go Steelers!

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