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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell leaves practice with hamstring tightness

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Second year running back Le'Veon Bell left practice today with tightness in his hamstring. Although not expected to be serious, any hamstring issue could be bothersome.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

Pittsburgh Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell is going to be asked to carry the load in the Steelers' backfield despite the addition of LeGarrette Blount. Bell will not be able to do that with a lingering training camp injury.

Bell left practice early today with what head coach Mike Tomlin is calling, "hamstring tightness". Although not thought to be serious in any way, an injury to a running back's hamstring is never a good sign, especially in the second practice.

It is possible that Bell will be held out of team activities for a few days to prevent the tight hamstring from becoming much more serious, as in a strain or a tear. Bell would be missing a crucial part of training camp as the team is able to wear pads Monday for the first time this camp.

With Bell not having much to prove to the organization, they will take their time on their starting running back returning to the practice field.

In all likelihood Bell's hamstring will heal quickly and he will be back on the grid iron before you know it. It is a setback that is to be feared when talking about running back's hamstrings.