Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell Reportedly In Boot

During the Tuesday edition of Steelers Live, Bob Labriola reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le\’Veon Bell currently has his right foot in a boot after he suffered a mid-foot sprain Monday night in the preseason loss to the Washington Redskins. In addition, Labriola also said he hasn\’t heard what the results of the Tuesday MRI showed.

While it is hard to read too much into it, Twitter user @JustinPatrick01 supposedly snapped the picture below of Bell when he saw him at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center earlier on Tuesday. As you can tell by the photo, Bell was not on crutches at the time and not wearing a boot.

So is that a good sign? I will let all the doctors that read this decide that.

Burt Lauten says that is not Le\’Veon Bell, so there ya go.

  • Mike.H

    That’s good news… I do have a football cap salary question:

    If a 7 yr vet such as Guy Whimper signs a one year min deal with
    Steelers let’s say for $800k and he participates in all the OTA’s,
    training camp and all 4 pre season games, but he DOES NOT make the
    roster cut.

    Is he being paid for the 3-4 months of
    services he put in when cut? Thanks!

  • John Hinton

    Definitely encouraging

  • SteelerFanInMD

    Did Bell walk with a limp when the Twitter picture was taken? Maybe he is walking to the fitting room to get his boot.

  • Matt Searls

    Well that’s a downer

  • Fivesevenzero Sports-Radio

    Mike, contract all different but for guy I believe all be gets is his signing bonus if he had one.. This is a “tryout” basically to make the team.. I don’t think believe they pay you for that just house and feed you… If he makes the team. He will get his base 800k salary.. If he makes the practice squad I believe the min is 5700 a week…

  • Mike.H

    I was told practice squad is about $85k a year.??

  • Douglas Andrews

    Good point hard to tell by the picture! Hope he’s okay

  • dkspartan1

    I’m pretty sure the Steelers training staff have boots. He most likely walked in with one on. Why would you make a guy with a foot injury walk? They would have pushed him in a wheel chair to the room.

  • Matthew Marczi

    This is not Le’Veon Bell, according to PR man Burt Lauten.

    Burt Lauten ‏@SteelersPRBurt1h

    For those who are retweeting a pic of a player who is NOT Le’Veon Bell, make sure to double-check before assuming it was him at UPMC today.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Whimper is not eligible for the practice squad.

  • Matthew Marczi

    They do get paid during the preseason, but I don’t think that’s part of his salary, e.g. what counts against the salary cap. If I recall correctly, he signed a vet min contract with no signing bonus, so it costs the Steelers nothing to cut him, regarding how it affects the cap.

  • greeny

    I personally have had a lisfranc injury as well as 3 broken bones in the foot at the same time and walked into the xray room and MRI room with a limp without crutches…..the results are in by now and the fact that nothing has been said is bad news

  • Guest

    It’s is.. 5700 x 16 weeks is around 91k…

  • SteelerFanInMD

    Good point! We don’t really know who is in the picture.

  • Mike.H

    Mr. Marczi: you stated they do get paid during the preseason but at what rate? is it a proration– say 2 month’s salary of $800k yearly which is about $140k?

  • Matthew Marczi

    This is the best answer I could find:

    “A first year player will receive “per diem” payments, starting with the first day of preseason training camp and ending one week prior to the clubs first regular season game at a weekly rate of 850 dollars.

    A veteran player, one or more credited season, will receive “per diem” payment starting on the first day of preseason training camp and also ending one week prior to the clubs first regular season game at a weekly rate of 1,600.”

  • SteelerCop

    Yup…sounds like Bad News! :-/

  • Fivesevenzero Sports-Radio

    It’s is.. 5700 x 16 weeks is around 91k.. some teams pay more then the minimum

  • Douglas Kostel Jr.

    You’re not a million dollar running back. Do you think the Steelers training staff would let him walk around? Please, and no his injury is not as serious as Spaeth’s. No surgery. He most certainly is done for the preseason though.

  • greeny

    Just responding to the article…wish I was a million dollar running back