Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Undergoes Surgery to Repair Groin
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell underwent surgery to repair the groin injury suffered during the AFC playoffs, a source confirms. We learned this from several of Bell’s Snapchat videos from a hospital bed, announcing he was going “under.”
NFL Network reports the surgery repairs a ‘core muscle’ injury and requires about a six-week timetable. Bell aggravated the injury in the AFC title game loss to New England and was on the sidelines for most of the game with just 20 yards on six carries
Bell wasn’t listed on the injury report during the playoffs, prompting the NFL to evaluate whether the Steelers violated injury report protocol. The Steelers argue Bell didn’t miss practice or game time as a result of the injury.
Bell contemplated surgery back in January.
Bell has been franchise tagged and will make $12.12 million for 2017, so the Steelers are hoping for a full recovery.