Steelers optimistic about Le’Veon Bell

AP

The injury looked bad. The news may not be.

Per a league source, the Steelers are optimistic (for now) about the condition of running back Le’Veon Bell’s knee. He exited the stadium during the game for evaluation at a nearby hospital, and the source tells PFT that the initial indication is that the ACL is intact.

The team currently hopes it’s only an MCL injury, which likely would knock Bell out for a game or more, but which wouldn’t end his season.

Bell’s knew was twisted awkwardly during a sideline tackle, but he was able to walk to the cart that carried him to the locker room.

37 responses to “Steelers optimistic about Le’Veon Bell

  1. Good.

    Let’s not forget folks, that these injuries are more than just an inconvenience for fans, but that they’re serious issues for the injured player. Ever had knee surgery?

    I question that moral fiber of those who laugh at injuries such as this.

  2. Good news for us. I get it, it’s a violent game, but I’m so tired of injury upon injury in this game. Watching Seattle and Dallas right now, a Seattle player is on the ground and hasn’t moved for minutes. Make it safer somehow, I’d like to see my team finish with the same guys it starts with. Sure hope Ricardo Lockette is okay.

  3. Bengals fan, and I hope he’s okay. Guy’s a heck of a player and should be on the field. It sure looked bad, but hopefully it’s not. I’d rather see every team play with all of their players if that were at all possible.

  4. Ok, I’ll start the caption contest

    “uh, it’s my knee doc”

    “So, le’veon, after this carriage ride wanna go back to my place”

    “Really, le’veon, the mcl really is here. I’m a doctor, I know.”

  5. @johninpa the injuries to Bell and Lockette were unfortunate but perfectly legal hits (and I’m a diehard Steelers fan). You can’t start flagging every hit to make it safer…

    The only way to make the game safe is to stop playing it. If you take away the physicality you take away why we watch it in the first place. Safety is great but you can’t take away the physical play. Injuries happen.

    The game is already unrecognizable to the game that I grew up watching.

    Unfortunately I am probably in the minority these days and football will go the way of boxing within 15 years. Parents won’t let their kids play it and that’ll be the end of it.

  6. raidersfan401,

    Common on man! Really???

    The Bengals played a terrible game offensively, still won the game with their defense. It reminds me of the old Steeler teams. No Dick Lebau, not the same team. The Head Coach needs to be more than a cheerleader for his players. Does he call any of the plays? You can’t delegate anything, like a CEO in corporate America.

  7. Even as a Pats, this injury is sad. Bell is fun to watch regardless of what team he plays for. Knee injuries are no joke, glad to hear this may not be as serious.

  8. Johninpa
    Good news for us. I get it, it’s a violent game, but I’m so tired of injury upon injury in this game. Watching Seattle and Dallas right now, a Seattle player is on the ground and hasn’t moved for minutes. Make it safer somehow, I’d like to see my team finish with the same guys it starts with. Sure hope Ricardo Lockette is okay
    –———————————————————————————cmon its football it’s never going to be 100% safe.
    It sucks but injuries have been a part of the game since its inception.
    You want 2 hand touch or flag?

  9. Glad to hear. Too many players going down to injury. Let’s hope Le’veon is healthy enough to go next week vs. my Raiders. Playoff implications on the line for that one, should be a good one.

  10. Packer fan here, but happy to see that he may be ok in a week or 2. Such a great player, hate to see anyone go down! (except maybe the Patriot players)

  11. I’m a Pats fan and have never called Bell or any other player soft. Didn’t like seeing Wake go down Thursday, or Bell today. I did read numerous comments about how the Dolphins were going to end Brady’s career, so unfortunately all teams have some fans that are complete morons..

  12. I may not like the Steelers much, but I don’t ever wish injury on an NFL player. Hoping it’s like they think and he’s back and running soon.

  13. Am I the only one who thinks the uniforms look like prison garb?

    Guess it’s appropriate when you have a dog killer on your your team…..

    Nevertheless…. good news about the ACL.

  14. I’m a Pats fan and I came here to say I’m glad they think it’s not serious. I think Pitt is the 3rd best team in the AFC after the Pats and Bengals, and I would hate to see them in the playoffs.

  15. You can walk on a blown ACL. That’s not a good diagnostic tool for that particular injury.

  16. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 1, 2015 5:55 PM

    Can’t wait for a comment from the Patriots troll who called Bell soft.
    ————————————————————–
    I believe the phrase I used was “made of glass”, which is accurate.

  17. I’m a Patriots fan and I’ve never called Bell or any other players soft. I don’t want to see any player go down with an injury whether it’s Wake Thursday or Bell today. Unfortunately all teams have some fans that can be total morons, like some of the Dolphins fans saying someone was going to end Brady’s career Thursday..

  18. Pats fan here… I hope he’ll be all right. It’s a treat to watch such a great player.

    That fan who thinks it’s ” great news” that Bell is injured better think of Karma. Players are getting hurt left and right today and it’s just scary… Is that fan so insecure that seeing other player hurt is the way for their team to win? These players have families too. Think of them first before saying such hurtful words.

  19. E LEE says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:58 PM
    Pats fan here… I hope he’ll be all right. It’s a treat to watch such a great player.

    That fan who thinks it’s ” great news” that Bell is injured better think of Karma. Players are getting hurt left and right today and it’s just scary… Is that fan so insecure that seeing other player hurt is the way for their team to win? These players have families too. Think of them first before saying such hurtful words.
    ___________
    Oh good grief. I said “great news” because the headline reads that they are optimistic and it’s not as bad as they thought. I would never cheer an injury.

  20. Hope who, but they were optimistic about trampling the Bengals too.

    The injury looked bad hence I fear he’ll be out for a while. Or, they can pull another Benji and put him back in too early.

  21. Hope LeVeon recovers completely. Glad the injury may be less severe than it appeared. So many multi-game injuries for key Steeler players this year.

  22. Come on Steelers you actually have talented players on offense, how’d you lose? Don’t blame it on a RB going down.

    You guys can’t get anything right. Letting that firehead walk around like a winner. Idiots.

  23. Knees are a important component to any RB but at least it wasnt a thigh bruise or achilles which are way more major pieces for NFL backs. The thighs are where they generate torque.

  24. Super Bowl still a possibility? Try a long shot. Steelers are 1-4 against the AFC this year. It will take a miracle to recover from that. And by a miracle I am talking about something on the order of Jarvis Jones actually becoming a serviceable player. A true miracle.

  25. In the days of yore it took 3 years for a linebacker to see the field for more than 2 ~ 3 plays a game and you are calling Jarvis Jones a bust after 2 & 1/2 years in which he has suffered a couple of injuries? What a nimrod!!!

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