Former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell suffered a right foot injury in his NFL debut for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins in week two of the NFL preseason.
Bell received four carries in the Steeler’s first series before exiting the game. He was slated to make his NFL debut in the preseason opener last week but missed it do to a left knee injury suffered during practice.
At Michigan State Bell rushed for a total of 3, 346 yards, 33 TDs, and averaged 83.7 yards per game. Following his junior season when he recorded 1, 740 yards (the most in the Big Ten), 12 TDs, and 137.9 yards per game Bell announced he would forgo his senior season and entered the 2013 NFL Entry Draft.
The 2nd round, 48th overall draft pick in the 2013 NFL Entry Draft looks to be the starter at tailback for the Steelers when he is healthy. Veterans Jonathan Dwyer and Issac Redman are the other contenders for the position.
The Steelers have not released an official update on Bell’s injury. He is considered to be listed as day-to-day currently.