The Pittsburgh Steelers lost at home Sunday 16-10 to the Cincinnati Bengals and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation coming out of the game.
Tomlin said that running back Le’Veon Bell is still having his right knee injury evaluated and there was no further update. Bell left in the second quarter after catching a pass and being tackled by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
According to Pro Football Talk, a source has informed them that the initial exam of Bell’s knee has the team optimistic about the status of his ACL. The hope is that it’s MCL injury only. If that is indeed the case, Bell might not be out for the rest of the season. The Steelers just got starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back on Sunday from a sprained left MCL after he missed the last four games
As for other injuries, safety Mike Mitchell is being evaluated for a concussion after being knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter, according to Tomlin, who also cited other minor bumps and bruises to players coming out of the game.
The 4-4 Steelers will now get ready to host the Oakland Raiders next Sunday at Heinz Field.