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.
#Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is spending practice with his left leg wrapped up after he went down. Hear he’s “fine” tho. Minor
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2013
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.