I've talked to a couple of #Steelers, who don't believe Bell's injury is serious.— James C Wexell (@jimwexell) August 15, 2013
Steel City Insider's Jim Wexell says he spoke with a few Steelers players who said Bell's injury isn't significant.
According to Behind The Steel Curtain's Rebecca Rollett, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB Le'Veon Bell suffered a knee injury on a stretch run in practice on Thursday afternoon.
Bell went down and stayed there initially favoring his previously injured knee. He then got up under his own power and gingerly walked off the field. However, he returned to the ground soon after with the Steelers training staff, who eventually heavily wrapped and iced his knee and upper calf area.
Bell is the second running back to leave practice on Thursday, after Isaac Redman took a vicious blow from Larry Foote on the first play from scrimmage. As Bell was having his knee wrapped, Redman was watching from the sidelines with his pads already off and his day over, but no visible wrappings or bandages on his reportedly injured arm.
Bell removed the wrapping by the end of practice, but did not return to the field noticeably limping on the sidelines.
The Steelers do not resume their preseason schedule until Monday night against the Washington Redskins, giving both backs the opportunity to rest their legs. BTSC will update both situations as further details emerge.
More from Behind the Steel Curtain:
- Isaac Redman gets 'knocked out' by Larry Foote in Steelers training camp practice
- Seven Steelers who need to shine in second preseason matchup with Redskins
- Steelers Brett Keisel focused on now not future
- Steelers snubbed in recent 2013 rookie power rankings
- Steelers Jerricho Cotchery could be trade bait writes Jason La Canfora
- Steelers are 14th most valuable NFL franchise according to Forbes
- Father-to-be Al Woods loves the Steelers and doesn't want to move
- Antonio Brown earning contract after practice
- Steelers training camp recap: Shamarko Thomas, Josh Victorian get interceptions
- Hype has passed Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley by as he climbs franchise's career sacks ladder