According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the mid -foot sprain suffered Monday night by rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell early in the first quarter is not as significant as the injury tight end Matt Spaeth suffered a few weeks ago.
#Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's injury to right foot not as significant as teammate Matt Spaeth's Lisfranc.
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 20, 2013
Tuesday morning, Adam Schefter posted that mid-foot injuries sometimes turn out to be Lisfranc injuries and that is exactly what Spaeth\’s injury turned out to be. Spaeth needed surgery for his sprain and will reportedly sidelined up to 10 weeks.
Bell had an MRI on Tuesday, but the results are not yet known. Bob Labriola, however, did pass along the word that the Steelers second-round draft pick was wearing a walking boot Tuesday.
I suppose this is good news, but as Bouchette later points out, mid-foot sprains can still sideline players for several weeks. It is looking like Bell will most definitely miss the rest of the preseason and possibly even longer, but the Steelers have yet to confirm any of this and we still don\’t have a time-frame of how long Bell might be out for.