After missing week one with a knee injury, Bell, a 6’1, 244 lb. running back, suffered the Lis franc injury while making his NFL debut Monday night against the Washington Redskins.
ESPN Insider Adam Schefter estimates the injury will keep the former Michigan State Spartan out for six weeks while the NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports “doctors are projecting 6-8 week absence.”
Bell, the 16th pick of the second round of the 2013 NFL draft, rushed for 1,793 yards on 382 carries with 12 touchdowns in his junior year and finished with a career total of 3,346 yards and 33 touchdowns in his three-year career.
As we noted earlier, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer to fill the hole left by Bell as a running back by committee.
Dwyer, who is entering his fourth season out of Georgia Tech, has spent all of his NFL career in Pittsburgh. He rushed for a team-high 623 yards on 156 carries and scored two touchdowns. He also caught 18 balls for 106 yards.
Redman, like Dwyer is entering his fourth season, all with the Steelers. The Bowie State product was second on the team, rushing for 410 yards on 110 carries with two touchdowns. He caught 19 passes for 244 yards.
The Steelers will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night at 7:30 pm EST.