Fear That Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell May Have Suffered Lisfranc Injury Is Growing

While I am pretty sure that Adam Schefter of ESPN does not have a medical degree, his concern that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell may have a suffered a Lisfranc injury Monday night in the loss to the Washington Redskins appears to be a legitimate one on the surface.

Bell left the game for good after the Steelers first offensive possession and the injury was initially reported as a mid-foot sprain. Following the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the second-round draft pick would undergo an MRI on Tuesday to further assess his injury.

Should Bell indeed wind up having only a Lisfranc sprain similar to the one suffered by tight end Matt Spaeth a few weeks ago, he very well could be sidelined for up to 10 weeks.

Hopefully all of this is just overreaction at this point, but at the very least I think we have seen the last of Bell in the preseason.

  • chris ward

    I really hope it is not a Lisfranc injury.

  • Primanti05

    Snakebitten again….this season may turn out to be a disaster!

  • steeltown

    What is it with us and our rookie RBs getting injured right out of the gate. Im sure glad they didn’t have any suitors for Dwyer, if they were in fact shopping him.

  • Ben Hardy

    Then Schefter needs to say the same thing about Kurt Cousin’s mid foot sprain.

  • John Hinton

    I’m hoping for the best which is of course sits out the rest of the preseason and is back to 100% for Week 1 and beyond. No more injuries, PLEASE!!!

  • T R

    hell that might be a good thing if he has to run behind that OL or Guy Whimper

  • steeltown

    2nd that

  • Mkeller

    I just can’t imagine watching a season full of John Dwyer running behind that line. And Dwyer’s no picture of either with the way he tends to put on weight as the season goes on.
    Actually, behind that line it won’t matter who’s back there. If the line stays healthy all year (which it won’t) it’s still a disaster. Gilbert lacks any urgency whatsoever and Pouncey may just be as overrated as some have suggested.

  • Everything Steelers

    good one, and true…it looked on bens face last night…like come on man…someone block…ben was also probably glad to get out of that game last night before he got hurt

  • Garrett Hunt

    At least we have more depth at RB than most positions. I have no problem with Dwyer taking the starts for the time being. It doesn’t matter who lines up back there if the O line continues to disappoint. I think we have more quality RB’s than O linemen to block for them. Sad.

    I feel like we have the QB, HB, FB, TE, and WR’s to be a potent offense. Is it just a matter of time for the young O-line to grow individually and collectively?

  • Everything Steelers

    The thought at the beginning of camp is that Dwyer would end up getting cut…but with the injurys….they might just keep more backs this year…crazy

  • Lamarr56

    Please don’t be a Lisfranc, I really hope he’ll be ready for the opener

  • Everything Steelers

    Just disappointing because we spent some high draft picks and contract dollars on these guys…if they dont pan out…that could hurt for years to come

  • steeltown

    Indeed, if/when Miller and Spaeth return I believe we have a lot of weapons and a lot of potential…. its ALL on the OLine

  • Kenneth Wilt

    If it is Lisfranc, our roster situation is getting more and more confusing. We have no Olineman past the first 7 I want to keep, we have WRs that I really like, but know we can’t keep them all, we have injuries at the CB position, and we have more ILBs than we can keep.

  • Crazy Bone

    Of course it will, this team is not that talented. I expect Ben to not last more than 10 games behind that crap OL.

  • Brett Hart

    any update on the injury yet? hope they young man is alright…

  • Brett Hart

    liz or frank,just hope he is alright…go stillers…

  • NW86

    Exactly. Everyone seems to think that Dwyer, Redman, etc. are terrible and Bell is the answer to all our problems in the running game. If you ask me, the running game sucked last year because the RB’s were always gettting hit in the backfield. Period. IF the running game improves this year (a big if at this point, but it’s still possible as they work the kinks out of the new zone blocking schemes), it’s going to be more due to improved O-line play than due to a change at the running back position.

  • JPDQ

    It’s not bad luck that this team continues to have major injury
    problems for the third straight year. I think the saying, “If you
    always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” seems to apply here.

    I’ve maintained for the last year and a half now that either our trainers are not getting these guys properly prepared in the offseason, the guys themselves are not taking flexibility and conditioning seriously enough, or the game itself has morphed into something where its players will never stay healthy. If that’s the case, the NFL needs to lower its ticket prices so fans aren’t paying to see 2nd and 3rd string guys in Week 1. The league is rapidly becoming less of a game about who has the better talent and scheme, and more about who simply can finish the season with the fewest injuries. Yay, how exciting.

  • joed32

    What kind of exercise do you use to train a foot?

  • Patrick

    Bell should have been held out until Game #1 same with Ben

  • HiVul

    I felt the same way about Bell after his knee-bruise. I was excited to see him play but I didn’t think it was worth risking. If they were so impressed by his training camp, I don’t understand why they chose to rush him into preseason games.

  • sean mcmartin

    with the O-line the Steelers are fielding, it doesn’t matter who’s QB or RB.
    Hell, we don’t even need a O-coordinator no plays will have any time to develop since the line Cannot protect, It was pathetic, the D-line gets no push and the 3-4 works when there is pressure up front, hood is terrible,
    I am a die hard fan of the Steelers, But this team looks very bad, ben will not last all season he doesn’t even have 3 seconds to set up.
    and the way the redskins drove on the defense made it look easy.
    The top teams will shred them. injuries and lack of talent will again make this a dismal season. maybe letting bruce arians go might have been worse than cowher leaving.

  • Nolrog

    If this OL turns out to be crap, with two #1s and two #2s starting then Colbert has done a terrible job putting it together. With those high picks, it should be a major strength of the offense. I am still surprised, however, that they didn’t go for some depth in the middle of the draft.

  • T R

    must be bad knews. we would already heard the MRI results by now. 🙁

  • greeny

    Agreed. Cousins MRI result has come back negative already.

  • greeny

    Tomlin for you. Probably got hurt over compensating. I rather Tomlin prove players toughness in a meaningful game.

  • Pete

    The problem is that they are young and need time to become cohesive. It’s not like they have a couple of 10 year veterans to help them to quickly come together. It may not happen this season but they’ll become good in due time.

  • Pete

    The Washington front was giving the Steelers first team O line fits when they were on the field. They better get it right because I’d say the Ravens, Bengals and a number of other teams have a better front. I really want to see this O line come together.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I have been saying the same thing…injuries will happen but over the course of the last several years it seems we have had a lot of them. A serious look on how we are traing up the players needs to be addressed in my opinion.

  • Doni609

    Bell, just another Colbert/Tomlin draft disaster. The Rooneys need to get their heads out of their collective butts and try to figure out what’s going on with their billion dollar enterprise. I hate to tell these Irish geniuses but if they don’t make some very serious changes with the coaching and drafting personnel that all those new seats at Heinz field that they want the taxpayer to fund may as well be on the other side of the river. The Rooneys have gotten quite complacent and frankly pretty stupid and it started years ago with the ‘Rooney Rule’ and the hiring of a non-qualified guy named Tomlin cause he was black, had a bit of history with a guy named Dungy, and had a line of BS much longer than his resume’. The ‘old man’ got conned by this bloviating turd and in the process let two much more qualified coaches go down the road. Those are the undisputable facts. Tomlin took a championship team and won a lot of games, BFD; yo momma could have done the same. We pay this drone Tomlin millions a year to produce a championship team and he gives us what we saw last night; a bunch of clowns running around looking like the second coming of the Browns. WTF! Hey Rooneys, stop looking like the Goonies and do some fixin’ before we look like we did when we played at Forbes Field.

  • Doni609

    You start by taking it out of your mouth ‘joed’

  • Doni609

    And I want to see unemployment at 4%….lol! What is it they say….’wish in one hand and crap in the other’.

  • Doni609

    What kind of drugs you takin’ there chief, I want some. We’ve got a QB, at least as long as he can take the beating. HB, FB, TE…you’re serious right. Hell they can’t stay healthy through camp and the first pre season game. WR’s, we can hope for Wheaton. Our 40 million dollar baby is another Colbert clusterfark, Sanders looks pretty good but the rest of the WR corps is below average. Potent offense…..lol. With that ‘O’ line we could have pro-bowlers at every skill position and finish 1-15. You need a good DVR and then take the time to do a play-by-play. Sorry but your analysis sucks!

  • Doni609

    Oh yea, will Tomlin or someone in management please tell Haley to ‘clean-up’! For gods sake the guy looks like he just crawled out of a hole in the ground. Does this turkey need the fans to take up a collection for a razor? Maybe he thinks that a two-week growth on his face makes it look like he’s been working so hard that he has no time for personal hygiene. BS, this guy’s appearance is as bad as his game plan and it smacks of ‘lazy’. He looks lazy, his players look lazy, the whole organization is looking lazy. This organization has no pride anymore. Go Bucs!

  • joed32

    Simply making the point that some injuries are not preventable by conditioning. Foot sprains, bones, etc.

  • CNote814 .

    Doni, youre just another clueless piece of racist inbred trash that doesnt know jack about football, even though you act like you do. Let the Rooneys do their job. They created an empire and the most successful franchise in the NFL while the most impressive thing you have ever done is win employee of the month at Taco Bell. Go back to banging your sister and eating beans straight from the can. Go cheer for the Raiders you stupid bandwagon bitch.

  • CNote814 .

    Dear Douchebag Doni….you have proven countless times in this thread you are a clueless hack and a bandwagon bitch. No one cares about your uneducated opinion you fucktard redneck.

  • CNote814 .

    For you Douchebag Doni…its crap in one hand and finger your sister with the other.