Le’Veon Bell figuring out if he needs groin surgery

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Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was forced out of the AFC Championship Game because of a groin injury that has touched off a discussion about whether the team should be punished for not listing Bell on the injury report after he intially got hurt earlier in the playoffs.

The injury has also touched off discussions between Bell and members of the medical community about whether or not he needs to have surgery in order to get back to 100 percent.

“I’m kind of in the process of seeing a couple of doctors, seeing if I have to get surgery or not,” Bell said during an appearance on NFL Network. “I’m hoping for the best, but I understand it’s a tough game. If I don’t get surgery, I go into the rehab process, work hard, get back to how I was last year. Actually, better. I’m going to take it from there.”

Heading into free agency off of surgery wouldn’t be ideal for Bell or any other player, but the consensus opinion out of Pittsburgh has been that the Steelers will use the franchise tag to keep Bell off the open market if they can’t sign a long-term deal.

25 responses to “Le’Veon Bell figuring out if he needs groin surgery

  1. Between injuries and two suspensions with his next one being a full year away from the team , the Steelers would be better off franchising him. Theres no way they give him a huge deal with all the question regarding his health and off field issues………..

  2. Remember when turd nation said lacey was better than bell! Lol

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    First, who are you talking about, Lacy?

    Second, franchising him sounds great besides it is still a huge cap hit. Like 12mil I think, so smart thing is get him signed to around a 4 year deal, front loaded so you can cut him if you have to..

    Hard to let go a guy that ran like he has the last few years..

  3. I actually think his health and weed history are what will keep him in Pittsburgh by pushing Bell to give the team a better hometown contract discount. I can see where the team might franchise him first though. He knows he’s just not going to find a better offensive line for his distinct running style, where that line goes at least 7 deep in starter quality, and is signed together for at least the next year and eventually probably beyond.

    Furthermore, Pittsburgh was just a win away from the Super Bowl. That’s something 28 other teams wish they could say – and they’re trending upwards, whether the trolls like it or not. Anyways, Bell’s made no secret he wants to stay in Pittsburgh. After all, it’s the smart thing to do.

    Go Steelers!

  4. Has Bell ever done anything in a meaningful game? He’s either suspended, injured and, even when he deigns to be on the field, can’t get the ball in the endzone.

    I’d let him walk, draft a decent rookie and at least get some decent value.

  5. ariani1985 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 12:59 PM

    Remember when turd nation said Lacey was better than bell! Lol
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    Considering how much time Bell has missed, and how little he has produced in the biggest games, I do think Lacey is better.

  6. he should get the surgery maybe while they’re in there they can give him a pair.

    He’s got talent but he’s softer than sherbert.

  7. However, Pittsburgh definitely needs to make sure they’ve got solid backups for Bell though, that’s for sure. His history is playing out that he’s not a 16 games a season durable player. If Angelo Williams isn’t worth resigning, then hopefully Toussaint, Karlos Williams, the practice squad backs and whatever draft pick they use, between them all combined can somehow fill enough of the void when Bell can’t play. Getting surgery every year is a bad sign for any player much less a running back.

    Go Steelers!

  8. Has Bell ever done anything in a meaningful game? He’s either suspended, injured and, even when he deigns to be on the field, can’t get the ball in the endzone.

    I’d let him walk, draft a decent rookie and at least get some decent value

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    There will be a line around the block to get him….

  9. He’s a difference maker but he can’t make a difference if he’s on the bench and it seems that injuries put him there just when you need him the most. If his groin was acting up, why was Pittsburgh giving him 30-some touches in each of the first two playoff games? Especially the first one when the game was well in hand early on.

  10. ariani1985 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 12:59 PM

    Remember when turd nation said Lacey was better than bell! Lol
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    Considering how much time Bell has missed, and how little he has produced in the biggest games, I do think Lacey is better.
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    You do realize he set a franchise record the first playoff game this year and then broke it the second playoff game this year. Those were his first two playoff games.
    I figured you didn’t know much about football when you said Lacey was better but the comment about his production definitely confirmed how little you know.

  11. jman967 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 2:02 PM

    You do realize he set a franchise record the first playoff game this year and then broke it the second playoff game this year. Those were his first two playoff games.
    I figured you didn’t know much about football when you said Lacey was better but the comment about his production definitely confirmed how little you know.
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    Wonderful. He racks up a lot of yards and as a result injures himself every year (unless he’s suspended, of course) and can’t play when they need him most.

    Unless your team goal is set an individual rushing record in a Wildcard game, why would you ever pay a guy like this a lot of money?

  12. You do realize he set a franchise record the first playoff game this year and then broke it the second playoff game this year. Those were his first two playoff games.
    I figured you didn’t know much about football when you said Lacey was better but the comment about his production definitely confirmed how little you know.

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    Now now… Don’t use facts to make your case. LOL

    Lacy would be carrying Bells pads after practice for sure..

  13. johnodocks says:
    Feb 1, 2017 1:47 PM

    He’s a difference maker but he can’t make a difference if he’s on the bench and it seems that injuries put him there just when you need him the most. If his groin was acting up, why was Pittsburgh giving him 30-some touches in each of the first two playoff games? Especially the first one when the game was well in hand early on.
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    The obvious answers are that either Tomlin is a moron, or Bell was in perfect health until NE rejected him at the line.

  14. bengals1974 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 1:44 PM

    There will be a line around the block to get him….
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    On an incentive laden or short money deal, sure. No one with a brain is signing this guy up long term for big money so they can park him on IR for the year.

    Of course, I can’t rule out a team like Cleveland or Indy overpaying him.

  15. Normally I would have thought the Colts might do something foolish, but they have a new GM now.

    Remember when Grigson traded a #1 pick to Cleveland for Trent Richardson? Man, those were the days.

  16. carloswlassiter says:
    Feb 1, 2017 1:20 PM
    Has Bell ever done anything in a meaningful game? He’s either suspended, injured and, even when he deigns to be on the field, can’t get the ball in the endzone.

    I’d let him walk, draft a decent rookie and at least get some decent value.

    You clearly didn’t watch him in the playoffs this year prior to his injury

  17. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    Feb 1, 2017 4:29 PM

    You clearly didn’t watch him in the playoffs this year prior to his injury
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    You clearly don’t seem to understand that giving a guy 29 carries and then 30 carries in consecutive weeks (not to mention the times he was also targeted in the passing game) is the reason he was injured the following week.

    So your saying he was a workhorse before he was injured, and I’m saying he was injured because he was a workhorse.

    Clearly whatever the Steelers are doing to prepare this guy, to train this guy, and to preserve this guy ain’t working.

  18. Bell is the most overrated back in football. He’s been suspended twice for drugs, failed to make back-to-back post seasons, and then crapped out in the Championship game when it mattered the most. I hope the Steelers keep him and all the distractions and dysfunction he causes year after year. I wouldn’t wish that on any other team.

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