Le'Veon Bell Injures Left Knee At Practice; Pittsburgh Steelers Thin At Running Back

By Devin O'Barr

It didn’t take long for a few fantasy football owners to start second guessing themselves about selecting Le’Veon Bell in their draft.

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ rookie running back went down with an apparent left knee injury and was forced to sit out the remainder of the practice with a bag full of ice taped to the back of his left knee. Early reports from NFL Network‘s Ian Rapport say that the injury is rather minor, but if Bell is lost for a long time Pittsburgh is in a world of hurt.

For now, the Bell owners of the world can take a sigh of relief because a knee injury to a rookie running back would be devastating to a fantasy team. Not to mention, the Steelers have been talking Bell up since he was drafted this April and is undoubtedly the best runner in Pittsburgh.

As a matter of fact, the rookie has such a leg up on the running back competition that it actually is rather scary. For instance, the guys next in line to take Bell’s starting gig are Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer…yeah, those guys.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS,, “Like” him on Facebook  or add him to your network on Google.

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