The Pittsburgh Steelers cannot get a break when it comes to injuries.
Pittsburgh was optimistic running back Le’Veon Bell, who has a midfoot sprain that is being categorized as a Lisfranc injury, could miss at least a month of playing time, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Bell sustained his injury in the preseason and did not have surgery. However, today's news is another huge blow to Pittsburgh’s offense.
The Steelers recently re-signed running back Jonathan Dwyer after backup LaRod Stephens-Howling sustained a season-ending ACL injury in Week 1. Pittsburgh’s only healthy running backs were Isaac Redman and Felix Jones after this past Sunday's game. The Steelers had only 32 rushing yards during a 16-9 loss against Tennessee.
In addition, Pittsburgh lost center Maurkice Pouncey (ACL and MCL) and linebacker Larry Foote (ruptured biceps) to season-ending injuries this past Sunday.
Pittsburgh’s offense is struggling without Bell, and it appears his health will not improve anytime soon. The Steelers are doing the right thing by not rushing Bell back into action, but nobody has stepped up in his absence. Dwyer played well in the preseason, but staying healthy is probably the biggest victory Pittsburgh can hope for nowadays.