After one day when we thought the injury to Le’Veon Bell‘s foot could keep him out 6-8 weeks, we learned today that the injury is not as bad as initially thought. Bell will not need surgery on his injured foot. In a meet with the press today, Bell told the media that the swelling in his foot went down and he is able to put pressure on his foot now.
After Bell’s injury took place on Monday night, Bell said he took his shoe off and was unable to walk on it for the rest of the night with any pressure applied to it. The rookie running back will not be playing this Saturday as the Steelers will face-off the Kansas City Chiefs in Heinz Field. Coach Mike Tomlin said he will take the Bell injury week-to-week.
In other Steelers news, coach Mike Tomlin said that he is not ruling out running backs LaRod Stephens-Howling (sprained MCL) and Isaac Redman (stinger) from Saturday’s game. Both running backs returned to practice on Thursday.
The Steelers invited officials again to practice and according to coach Tomlin, the two days of practices have went well.
Tight end David Johnson started to participate in practice today, but as lightning hit the South Side, the Steelers finished practice inside on their turf field where they decided to let Johnson sit for the rest of practice to play it safe.
Tomlin says cornerback Cortez Allen should play in this weekend’s game against the Chiefs. When Allen talked to Alan Robinson and Ralph Paulk of Trib Live, he said:
“I’m getting better. Everything feels good, and every day I’m testing it more,” Allen said. “I can’t put a number on it, but I feel confident in my ability to be back soon. At the end of the week, I’ll know where I’m at.”
“I’m just learning the plays and how to communicate. Ryan and Troy are great leaders and I’m trying to learn from them” @shamarko21ya
Per Bob Labriola, Cortez Allen and David Johnson will play for #Steelers against Kansas City
As a funny note, former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher plays a body guard in Queen V’s music video: “Cry your eyes out.” Cowher is dating Queen V.