Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell has been a revelation this season, and he’s immediately become a critical part of this offense. Bell has chipped in plenty in the passing game, and he is on his way to becoming the Steelers first true feature back since Willie Parker. So far this season, Bell has racked up an average of 59 yards per game, and his 3.3 yards per carry average doesn’t do him justice. The Michigan State product has been running behind some bad blocking, and his all-purpose ability has really shown up well. He played the best game of his rookie season in a close loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving, but he was unfortunately knocked out of the game on a cruel, brutal concussion.
The concussion looked severe enough that it would bounce him out of this week’s game against the Miami Dolphins, but it sounds like Bell could end up being healthy enough to play. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette reports that Bell “looks good” and will “go through all tests” on his concussion.
It now seems like there’s a great chance Le’Veon Bell will play against Miami this week, but continue to monitor his status closely since he will need to pass through those mandatory concussion tests. Also, setbacks are not uncommon, especially when it comes to taking a hit as hard as the one Bell took.