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Jets’ Le’Veon Bell had MRI on knee Monday

Jesse Reed
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets star running back Le’Veon Bell reportedly had an MRI done on his knee on Monday, one day after the team lost to the New York Jets.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News shared this news on Twitter:

Bell has struggled to produce all year playing behind a porous offensive line. On the season, he’s rushed for 415 yards (averaging 3.3 yards per carry) and has 40 receptions for 242 yards along with two total touchdowns.

On Sunday, he managed to rush for 66 yards on 17 carries while also hauling in eight catches for 55 yards on nine targets. After the game, there was no indication that he was dealing with a knee injury, per head coach Adam Gase.

There was plenty of noise ahead of the NFL trade deadline that the Jets were taking calls on Bell, including a report that the Pittsburgh Steelers, of all teams, were interested. Obviously nothing came of those calls, and Bell remains in New Jersey for the foreseeable future.

Hopefully for Bell and the Jets, the MRI doesn’t reveal anything troubling.