Pittsburgh Steelers’ RB Le’Veon Bell: ‘The goal is obviously to play’

Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (right) gets knocked out of bounds by Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam (left) during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

On Thanksgiving night, Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back Le’Veon Bell was having one of the best games of his young career. The former Michigan State Spartan and 48th overall pick of the 2013 draft, had 73 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and 63 yards receiving on seven receptions.

However, late in the game Bell was involved in a collision on the goal line when he collided with Baltimore Ravens’ defensive back Jimmy Smith late in the game and suffered a concussion, leaving his status for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins up in the air.

“I’m going to take it day by day and see where we’re at,” Bell told Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “The goal is obviously to play, but if [I'm] not able to, I’m not able to.”

Bell felt better after a night of sleep.

“After the hit I was obviously out of it for a little bit,” said Bell. “The next day I woke up, I was feeling a lot better than I did the previous day. I kept feeling progressively better.”

Bell has a team-high 529 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 159 attempts.

Topics: Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers

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