It was announced tonight that Pittsburgh Steeelrs running back Le’Veon Bell suffered a Lisfranc foot injury during Monday’s loss to the Washington Redskins. This was just the latest setback for Bell, who was drafted in the second-round in the 2013 NFL Draft. He missed the first preseason game with a knee injury, but he’s not letting these injuries get him down.
Bell took to Instagram to let the world know that not only is this injury just a bump in the road, but that it will help him ultimately return stronger than before:
I’ll be back quicker than ppl kno it…God doesn’t make mistakes! Everything happens for a reason, so ima make the most of what I got and continue to move forward…don’t feel bad or sorry for me because it’s a long football season and it’s just a minor setback for a MAJOR comeback…So ima continue to smile and take steps towards greatness! I still have many ppl to prove wrong and I plan on doing that…#Blessed #GodFirst
Bell also has gotten the support of veteran teammate Isaac Redman, who stressed to Bell that he can still improve and grow without actually playing early in the season:
“The mental reps are the biggest key when you’re injured, to stay in practice, because a lot of guys, especially younger guys, when they get hurt, they tend to kind of drift away and become a guy that coaches always have to talk to and make sure you’re paying attention at practice,” said Redman. “As an older guy, you try to help them not get into that habit.”