Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back, Le'Veon Bell, was forced to leave practice early yesterday due to tightness in his hamstring. That injury appears to at least be lingering at least another day.
Le'Veon Bell will miss today's practice, and it is worth noting that it is the first padded practice of training camp. Bell told reporters that the hamstring had been bothering him a few days, and Sunday it got worse. The Steelers holding Bell out of practice today, as well as other days this week is purely precautionary.
The Steelers second year running back will be counted on to be the main ball carrier and a very versatile piece to the puzzle that is the Steelers' offense in 2014. Bell's ability to run the ball inside and outside, as well as catching the ball from the backfield make him an invaluable part of this Steelers offense.
It is also why the Steelers will lean on the side of caution whenever a running back is dealing with an injury like a hamstring.
There is no timetable for Bell's return, although yesterday head coach Mike Tomlin stated that it isn't serious and he could return this week. The Steelers have off Tuesday, and will return to practice Wednesday.