Mike Tomlin Says Le\’Veon Bell Reaggravated Knee Injury Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday training camp practice and head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injuries that took place during the day.

According to Tomlin, running back Isaac Redman suffered a stinger when he took a hard hit on the first offensive play from scrimmage.

As for running back Le\’Veon Bell, who left practice with a left knee injury, Tomlin called it a reaggravation of the previous knee injury the running back had that prevented him from playing Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants.

Tomlin did indicate that he\’s not concerned about Bell\’s injury. Bell reportedly removed the wrap from his knee later during practice, but was walking with a pronounced limp.

Bell was expected to play this coming Monday night in the Steelers second preseason game against the Washington Redskins, but his status for that game is now obviously in question.

As far as Redman goes, he will likely be day-to day.

  • blackngldblood

    Can we maybe get Bell wrapped in memory foam before the next practice?

  • Anthony Renzelli

    He wont be practicing next practice lol

  • Matt Searls

    Give him 3 days off. And then maybe hel be ok for Monday?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    sit Bell for at least a week or longer to get fully healed…we do not need this crap.

  • Jason Brant


  • Anthony Renzelli

    Sounds to me like best case scenario is he sits until the opener but doesn’t start that game

  • Kolie Oak

    Tomlin won’t play him if he doesn’t practice Sat.
    So unfortunately again we will not be seeing the great Bell…

  • TJimmy

    Big Bell increases the number of days without mental errors as he sits out for another week.

  • greeny

    We are the only organization to be hitting this hard in the preseason. The defense hit him in a non contact drill. This is only a mcl sprain hopefully. Tomlin needs to control his team (coaches and players). Good news is we won’t have any players left to cut.

  • Brian Miller

    Agreed…why risk it…not like he’s a QB or anything.

  • Andrew Grigsby

    I understand why Tomlin is doing so much live hitting. But maybe its time to change that plan. Way too many guys getting banged up so early. Really wanted to see Bell play Monday night.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Better now and from your own team mates than in a real NFL game.

  • Bell Cow

    I agree. Keep the kid in the garage. Running backs are like a new car ; they lose a lot of their value the second you take them off the lot. The kid can play, just keep him healthy for the real games.

  • Michael

    The problem I am reading is the injury shouldn’t have happened, because it was not supposed to be a live hitting drill. Bell was not ready for the hit. So miscommunication was likely the cause. Someone needs to get their head out of their four point of contact.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Agreed everything coming out of camp says the rookie knows what he’s doing. He ran the Zone scheme in college so he can sit out another preseason game without it hurting his chances to start. Would be nice to see the #2 RB battle for another game. SLH set for the #3 so is it Dwyer or Red as the backup?
    I say give those guys a closer look and give Bell the rest

  • Paul

    Keep him out til game one

  • Bell Cow

    Yeah let Redman, Dwyer, and Batch battle it out. We don’t need to see Bell or Howl anymore to know they can play.

  • Fr33th1nk3r

    I am beginning to wonder if keeping Bell out of the preseason games is intentional? Maybe this is just an excuse to keep him hidden until week 1.
    Tomlin and staff feel pretty confident in what they have with Bell.

  • JPDQ

    Yeah, I’m sure Bell’s injury is just “minor.” His second injury of training camp, without even playing a game. But people aren’t worried, cause he hasn’t made a mental mistake yet in practice, right, so the guy’s gotta be a stud! Maybe he will be, but I’d still like to see him actually play before anointing him the next Franco.

    Remember, Harrison’s injury last year was “minor” too. So was Woodley’s hamstring. And what about Jarvis Jones? Is his groin injury “minor”? Is he “day-to-day”? I heard Cortez Allen’s injury is “minor” too… except for the fact that he’s not gonna play a single preseason game and might not be ready for the start of the season. I can’t remember, was David Johnson’s injury characterized as minor? Or was that Spaeth? They’re all kind of running together now… Maybe it was one of the four corners that has the “minor” injury. Redman? Or maybe Burres- ooh, ouch, bad joke. I genuinely was pulling for that guy. Ah well, it’s okay – at least the 3rd and 4th string guys will get SOME MUCH NEEDED REPS!

    I really thought the O-Line would be our biggest walking-wounded factory again this year, but it looks like the rest of the team is gonna give em some fierce competition! Although with only one serviceable backup between the five starters, I’m sure they’ll pull through and fulfill their bum-knee and tweaked-ankle destiny.

    Seems it was only last week that I was defending my case about how injuries were destroying this franchise. Oh wait, it was. Three years in a row now with this bullsh*t. Unreal. You realize what this defense will look like in two years when Clark and Polamalu and Ike and Lebeau are gone?

    I know I sound hopelessly negative, sarcastic and cynical, and in regards to injuries, that’s 100% accurate. I love this team, but I’m a realist, and I watch trends. Our aging talent pool and injuries have caught up with us. Unfortunately, I really just can’t see how this ball club goes more than .500 this year.

    SO C’MON! Come and get me, you draft day dreamers, you blissful believers and eternal optimists! Make it good now!

  • Kolie Oak

    What pisses me off the most about our RB position is how we put so little faith in Dwyer.
    I really think Tomlin dislikes the kid.
    But I’m sorry to me he should be a day 1 starter.
    He is quicker off his feet then Redman.

  • sean mcmartin

    I don’t understand why the Steelers players are so injury prone????
    It used to be one key starter would get hurt in the pre-season and then it was game time. they need to do live hitting too many rookies..

  • chas

    sure is fragile for an NFL RB….we sure can pick em…Yawn…

  • steeltown

    This is exactly why I’d keep both Redman and Dwyer this season, it doesn’t take long for the depth to be depleted

  • treeher

    Stillers bad luck continues with injuries to top draft picks.

  • treeher

    All teams are struggling with the new restrictions imposed by the players union and agreed to by management. Unintended consequences … more injuries due to reduced practice time because there is not enough time to fully evaluate players and teams are forced to increase contact drills too early. Injuries are up all over the league. These restrictions need to be re-evaluated.

  • JPDQ

    You know, to me, RB is the most over-rated position in all of football. Just grab the ball, and run away from people. It’s why every year, we see more and more no-name guys rushing for 1,000 yards or more. The Denver Broncos were masters of that for years.

    I’ve always felt that either Redman or Dwyer could be fine as a starting RB if we would just commit to one of them. Of course, injuries have predictably played a role there, and our revolving door of O-linemen would make it hard for Adrian Peterson to have success the last several years here. But still, part of it is just the hesitation of Coach T to name a starter and stick with it. I’m not arguing that Bell might be better than Redman or Dwyer, but really, what difference does it make if our own guys are knocking each other out at practice?

  • Douglas Andrews

    Good point and I’m leaning more towards that as the preseason moves on. Nice to have a RB that’s already started and a capable backup to insert in the lineup if Bell were to go down for an extended amount of time.

  • Douglas Andrews

    I’m just wondering if Bell could have been the culprit? He is a rookie.