The knee injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell in the regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals will reportedly not be healed in time for him to participate in Sunday’s Pro Bowl.
According to Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post, the league informed the Denver Broncos Monday that Bell had backed out of the annual All-Star game and that running back C.J. Anderson would be replacing him.
Bell suffered a hyperextended right knee in the third quarter of the game against the Bengals and the injury prevented him from playing in the AFC Wild Card game the following week against the Baltimore Ravens.
Bell amassed 2,215 yards from scrimmage in 2014 and in the process set a new franchise record.
Bell is now the second Steelers player to back out of the Pro Bowl game because of an injury. 10 days ago quarterback Ben Roethlisberger decided to skip the pro Bowl to rest one of his knees that he injured during the season.
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, center Maurkice Pouncey and linebacker Lawrence Timmons are all still slated to play in the game.