If you haven’t had your 2013 fantasy football draft, take note of a big change in the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ backfield. All the hype surrounding Pittsburgh rookie running back Le’Veon Bell is being put on hold because the Michigan State product has a serious foot injury and could miss six weeks.
Bell reportedly has a Lisfranc injury, which apparently means one of his metatarsal bones is dislocated from his tarsus. Those are obviously very common football terms and everyone knows exactly what that means, right?
In short, Bell broke his foot, which isn’t good for any rookie trying to make his way in the NFL.
So it’s back to square one for the Steelers, who will rely on Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman to carry the rushing load during Bell’s absence. That doesn’t seem like a big deal but there’s a reason the Steelers used their second-round draft pick on Bell: pretty much everyone in Pittsburgh expected the rookie to carry the ball a ton this year just like he did in college, but now it’s looking like Ben Roethlisberger will have to throw the ball a ton yet again, even though he’s now without Mike Wallace. Put simply, things are looking bleak for the Steelers.