Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell injured his right knee late last December. The hyperextension he suffered was reportedy only going to take a few weeks to heal.
So by late in January, Bell reported that his knee was “close to 100 percent.” That was pretty on-par to the timeline for healing.
Somehow, nearly three months later, we are hearing another report from Bell’s camp that his knee is once again getting close to 100 percent.
Le'Veon Bell says his knee is getting close to 100 percent. It has been 5 months since he injured it.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) April 23, 2015
The knee that was originally reported to have only needed a few weeks to mend has taken much longer than anticipated. This would lead us to believe that the injury was far more severe than originally stated. The Pittsburgh Steelers even had hopes that Bell would be able to suit-up and play in the Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens that eventually ended the Steelers’ path to the Super Bowl.
The good news is that Bell’s knee will eventually really be 100 percent. Unfortunately for Bell, he will have to wait until Week 4 to actually play due to the three-game suspension the NFL handed down as a result of his DUI arrest last August.
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