The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to address how long they expect rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell to be sidelined with the mid-foot sprain he suffered Monday night against the Washington Redskins, but that hasn\’t stopped the reports.
Steelers rookie RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to be out six weeks with a Lisfranc injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2013
#Steelers Bell has ligament tear in his foot. Will miss up to 6 weeks
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 21, 2013
Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that Bell is expected to be out six weeks with a Lisfranc injury.
If indeed that report winds up being true, Bell would hopefully be ready for the Week 6 game against the New York Jets following the bye week.
The Steelers Week 4 game will be played in London against the Minnesota Vikings, but I would guess they wouldn\’t try to have him ready by then.
Once again, until the Steelers confirm the timeframe, nothing is really set in stone.