The good news just keeps coming for the Pittsburgh Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell.
After suffering what many deemed to be a season ending injury, Bell received positive news yesterday when he was informed he would not need surgery on the assumed Lisfranc injury. Now, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin suggested that injury is not as bad as originally thought and that the running back is somewhat considered ‘week to week’.
Per the PPG:
“We are optimistic and encouraged how it has developed over the last 48 and 72 hours,” Tomlin said. “He’s doing some things without discomfort. All those things are positive.
“We don’t have a long-range schedule [for his return]. We’ll treat it conservatively with rehab and declare him out this week. But in the big scheme of things, that is encouraging news.”
Asked if Bell would be ready for the regular-season opener against Tennessee, Tomlin said, “I hadn’t asked. It’s just great to hear that it is what it is. It’s perking up day by day.”
While it’s unlikely Bell will play in the first few games of the season, with the 6-8 return window (as originally diagnosed) it’s possible Bell would be back by Week 3.