A hyperextend right knee may have prevented Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell from playing Saturday night in the AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens but the second-year Michigan State product said Monday that he doesn’t plan on missing his first Pro Bowl.
Bell, who suffered his knee injury in the regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, also said Monday that he likely would’ve been back for the matchup against the Denver Broncos had the Steelers beaten the Ravens and moved on to the divisional round.
“I think I would have been able to play this weekend,” Bell said, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “It’s unfortunate that we lost the game. I feel terrible about it.”
The good news here is that Bell wasn’t seriously injured as the injury could’ve been a lot worse. It was unfortunate that he wasn’t able to play Saturday night against the Ravens as the Steelers really could’ve used him out of the backfield, however.
Bell’s 2014 season won’t soon be forgotten as he set a franchise single-season record with 2,215 yards from scrimmage.