The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without rookie running back Le’Veon Bell this Monday when they face-off against the Cincinnati Bengals. For now, Bell hasn’t even resumed individual drills yet. The Steelers have downplayed the severity of Bell’s foot sprain, but now the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting the Steelers are now hoping to get Bell back in about a month as he continues to rehab from what’s believed to be a Lisfranc injury:
Bell has a rare midfoot sprain that’s being classified as a Lisfranc injury, a source told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday morning, and the team is now hoping to have him return in about a month.
As recently as last week, Bell had expressed hope of returning for the next game in Cincinnati, but coach Mike Tomlin offered no update of any kind in his Tuesday news conference.
In the meantime, the team signed Jonathan Dwyer to add some much-needed depth at RB. For now Isaac Redman is the projected starter entering the Monday night showdown, and those two, along with Felix Jones, figure to get a fair amount of opportunities to showcase their abilities.