Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to miss six weeks with a Lisfranc injury, a source told ESPN on Wednesday.
Bell, listed as a co-starter with Isaac Redman, was hurt during the first quarter of the Steelers' 24-13 loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday morning that he did not know the severity of the injury.
ESPN said the Steelers sent Bell's MRI scans to Charlotte-based foot specialist Dr. Richard Anderson for a final determination regarding the severity of the injury.
The second-round draft pick had missed Pittsburgh's preseason opener with soreness in his left knee. He made his NFL debut against the Redskins, rushing for 9 yards on four carries before the injury.
Pittsburgh has multiple injuries to running backs. Redman is battling a stinger and LaRod Stephens-Howling (knee) and Baron Batch (stinger) also are injured.
Tomlin said he would address all injuries at his Thursday news conference.