It was inevitable, and not at all a surprise, but Le’Veon Bell officially had surgery on his injured right knee today. Bell announced the news on Twitter.
surgery went well, thanks for everybody who's txted, called, dm'd, &/or tweeted me! I'll be even stronger next year pic.twitter.com/4UOvX5zydU
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 8, 2015
On Tuesday, Mike Tomlin said there was no official timetable for his surgery. But obviously, it wound up being planned for today.
Bell suffered at least a torn MCL last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. David Todd also reported he tore his PCL as well. Bell was placed on injured reserve Monday, ending his year. It’s the second straight season Bell has had his season cut short by a knee injury, but there’s no reason to believe Bell won’t enter Week One next season healthy and ready to play.
He’ll end his year with 556 yards rushing and three touchdowns to go along with 24 receptions for 136 yards.
DeAngelo Williams will be the starting back for the remainder of the season. Isaiah Pead was signed in Bell’s place.