The Perils of NFL life have been on red alert from the first day of training camp this year. On Wednesday August 21, Le’Veon Bell learned first hand just how tough it can be. After nursing nagging injuries the first couple weeks of practice, Le’Veon Bell was ready to go to work for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As CBSSports.com so eloquently stated, “Le’Veon Bell’s debut lasted five plays.” Now he might not be back in action for at least six weeks.
The second round pick was tabbed as the next great Pittsburgh running back from the jump. Bell is a bruising athletic power back that displayed great durability at Michigan State. Last season he led the nation in rushing attempts. However, it only took one series to end his preseason.
The Pittsburgh Steelers fear that Bell has a Lisfranc injury, but are hoping that the foot doesn’t require surgery. Surgery means that Bell is out for the season. If he’s able to rehab and get back into playing shape, Le’Veon could be back in October. Bell Tweeted, "will never let anything take him from this game. 100 minor setbacks have nothin on a major comeback! God's got him and so do I #26"
While the Pittsburgh Steelers have had their issues, they aren’t the only organization feeling the doldrums of playing starters during the preseason. Yet, Bell’s injury proves it doesn’t matter if you take part in five plays or three quarters. Season ending and team altering injuries will happen when you least expect it.
Let’s hope for Bell’s sake that he can come back sooner than later.
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