Skip to main content

Le'Veon Bell: I would rather get hit in the head than hit in the knee

  • Author:
  • Publish date:

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell joined SI Now on Thursday, where host Maggie Gray asked him about the knee injury that kept him from playing in his team's first-round playoff loss. 

Bell was injured on hit by Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson. 

Bell said he thought the hit was a result of the NFL's crackdown on high hits. 

"I wouldn't necessarily say it was a dirty hit," Bell said. "I just think the hit was a product of the NFL rule. Guys are trying to protect their paycheck. They don't want to hit high and get fined."

Robert Griffin III on last season: 'I wasn’t healthy, and it sucked'

"When got hit in my knee, it was such a scary thing for me," Bell added. "For me, I would rather get hit in the head and get a concussion for one or two weeks, rather than get hit in my knee and be out for the whole year."

- Dan Gartland