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Report: Le’Veon Bell Suffers “Badly Torn” MCL, Out For Season
The Pittsburgh Steelers just got back starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but they’ll now have to make due without star running back Le’Veon Bell for the remainder of the season after he was diagnosed with a “badly torn” MCL.
Source: #Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell has a badly torn MCL, along with other damage. He’s expected to be out for the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2015
When Bell initially suffered the injury during Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, there was reason for optimism as it was reported that the damage was not to his ACL. However, the tear he suffered to his MCL along with other damages to his right knee are believed to be significant enough to warrant surgery and likely a trip to the season-ending IR.
Just one year after finishing second in the NFL in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage, and earning a trip to his first Pro Bowl, the Steelers’ third-year running back will now begin his road to recovery in hopes of coming back stronger than ever and regaining his place among the league’s elite running backs. We’ll be rooting for him.