According to a Monday afternoon report by Adam Schefter of ESPN, an MRI performed on the right knee of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not show any ligament damage.
MRI did not show ligament damage to LeVeon Bell’s knee, per source. Will be difficult to play Saturday, but will depend on how Bell feels.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 29, 2014
After the Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Bell’s knee was structurally fine and that the running back had suffered a hyper-extension.
Bell reportedly could barely walk on Monday but he was spotted leaving the locker room Sunday night without having to use crutches or a knee brace even though his right knee was packed in ice.
The second-year running back was injured while being hit by Bengals safety Reggie Nelson following a catch midway through the third quarter. After the game, Tomlin declared the hit on Bell by Nelson as being a legal one.
Schefter claims that it will be difficult for Bell to play Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card game, but that it will mostly depend on how he feels.
Tomlin is expected to update Bell’s status Tuesday during his weekly press conference.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) December 29, 2014