Reports: Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell lost for season with torn MCL
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was carted off with a leg injury during Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. According to multiple reports, an MRI showed Bell has a torn MCL that will likely cause him to miss the rest of the season.
Alex Kozora of Steelers Depot first reported the diagnosis, which was confirmed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Former Rams running back Isaiah Pead will try out for the Steelers, Schefter adds.
Bell was running toward the sideline when he was tackled by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Bell’s right leg became caught under Burfict’s body and awkwardly bent backward. Bell left the game and was carted off the field.
Bell entered Sunday with 103 carries for 511 yards and three touchdowns. The former second-round pick has played in only five games this season after missing Weeks 1 and 2 due to a suspension. DeAngelo Williams is listed behind Bell on the Steelers’ depth chart.
You can watch video of the injury below, although it is graphic in nature: