Unfortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there is little good news with the situation Le'Veon Bell finds himself in currently. After all, after tearing his MCL against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8, the All Pro running back has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list. However, the doctors felt the best course of action for Bell and his injury would be to surgically repair the knee ligament, and the surgery went well.
surgery went well, thanks for everybody who's txted, called, dm'd, &/or tweeted me! I'll be even stronger next year pic.twitter.com/4UOvX5zydU— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) November 8, 2015
The success of Bell's surgery is a great sign for the start of his rehabilitation in preparation of the 2016 NFL season, but as Maurkice Pouncey's surgically repaired ankle has proven, no surgery is 100-percent safe.
Bell's injury was not to his ACL, but his MCL. The MCL is considered to have a much easier rehabilitation compared to the ACL, and often times doesn't require surgery to repair damage to the ligament. However, Bell's injury was clearly on the significant side, causing the organization to have their Pro Bowl back to go under the knife to make things right.
Speaking for all Steelers Nation, we hope Bell has a speedy recover and is able to return to the lineup in 2016 with no setbacks.