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.
RB Le'Veon Bell will undergo MRI today on mid-foot injury he suffered Mon night. Mid-foot injuries sometimes turn out to be Lisfranc.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 20, 2013
I favorite all the negative tweets…I'll NEVER forget, that's for sure…I'll come back and be stronger than before
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) August 20, 2013
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.