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Report: Le’Veon Bell finally has surgery to repair groin

Le'Veon Bell Steelers
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

About two months after his season ended, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has undergone surgery to repair his groin, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Per Rapoport, the timetable for recovery on this surgery is approximately six weeks, which puts Bell back in action well before training camp.

The dynamic running back had previously opted not to get surgery on the groin injury, which plagued him during the final weeks of the regular season and into the playoffs.

He was almost completely ineffective during Pittsburgh’s AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. Though, the two games prior Bell had been unstoppable, breaking a playoff record for rushing yards in a single game going for 167 and then 170 rushing yards, respectively.

When healthy, not many running backs can match the productivity of Bell through the air and on the ground. He finished the 2016 regular season with 157 total yards per game and nine touchdowns, appearing in just 12 games.

He received the franchise tag from the Steelers this offseason, which pays him around $12 million for 2017.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.