Just over one week from the day that he was knocked unconscious and sent to the locker room with a concussion not remembering the play, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been fully cleared to return to the team.
On the team’s Friday injury report, Bell was listed as probably by the team and he is set to start against a poor Miami Dolphins rushing defense.
Bell suffered his concussion on a brutal hit from Baltimore Ravens defensive back Jimmy Smith in the fourth quarter of their Thanksgiving match up, which left him laying on his back unconscious for a few minutes before being helped to his feet.
Considering the league puts such an emphasis on player safety, it is a bit troubling to see a player back on the field one week after he was left knocked out.
Hopefully there were no short cuts taken and nothing sketchy happened while Bell went through the required concussion protocol for the NFL, but there will certainly be questions about how Bell was able to recover so quickly.
Regardless, you should consider playing him this week in your fantasy line up if you are looking for a running back boost during your playoff run.