For the first time in a long time, the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t talked up very much during the offseason. They’re down several key players from years past and overall the team is in a state of transition. Their 2013 season didn’t get off to a great start this past Sunday, as they lost an ugly game to the Tennessee Titans, 16-9. Well, the bad news looks like it’s just going to keep rolling in. The latest from Steelers’ camp is that running back Le’Veon Bell could now miss another month of action following the Lisfranc injury he suffered in August.
The initial diagnosis was that Bell would miss four to six weeks, but the rookie disputed that and thought that he might even be ready for the team’s week two matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pretty much everybody besides the RB himself, scoffed at that idea and now it looks like the realists were right.
Pittsburgh’s running game was awful in the season opener. Three backs carried the ball 15 times for a measly 32 yards rushing. La’Rod Stephens-Howling tore his ACL during the contest, so the Steelers addressed the injury and lack of production on the ground by re-signing the recently cut Jonathan Dwyer.
Fans will have to hope Dwyer and Isaac Redman can hold things together while Bell continues on his road to recovery. But the worst thing that could happen, would be for the rookie to rush his return and suffer a season-ending injury.