Bell is already doing individual work, including running and cutting, at the first round of OTAs. Although the
Le'Veon Bell -- who tore his MCL in Week 8 of the 2015 season -- is pleased with the work he has been doing of late with Owens Recovery Science, ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, Owens "focuses on maintaining muscles around a rehabbing knee using a treatment called blood flow restriction." Though Bell's injury rehab appears to be progressing in the right direction, at this stage the Pittsburgh Steelers don't have a precise timetable for the running back's return, but Bell does hopes to be back in time to be ready for Week 1 of the upcoming season.
Le'Veon Bell , who is recovering from a torn right MCL that he suffered last November, has been jogging of late, ESPN.com reports.
That said, Bell indicates that his current injury rehab plan is "real conservative" at this time, though he did note that the only thing he's not cleared for yet "is cutting and sprinting." In any case, while it's encouraging to see Bell progress, the Pittsburgh Steelers have not yet placed a timetable on the the running back's return to the field. With that in mind, even if Bell is able to participate in training camp this summer, the report suggests that the Steelers will likely limit the contact that their top running back sees in that scenario.
While Bell's availability for the coming season has yet to be solidified at this stage, the fact that the 24-year-old has progressed to this point following November surgery to address his torn MCL and possible PCL damage, is nonetheless encouraging. As free agency approaches, in addition to Bell, fellow running backs DeAngelo Williams, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Daryl Richardson are under contract with the
Le'Veon Bell (knee) still has not been cleared to run, according to ESPN.com staff writer Jeremy Fowler. "Once I get cleared to run, I'll be happy," Bell said. "I just want to get back to how I am and get ready for next season."
Bell is expected to be ready for Week 1, but has a challenging rehabilitation process ahead of him for the torn MCL and PCL sustained in Week 8 of the 2015 season. A healthy Bell tops many fantasy cheat sheets, so his progess should be monitored during the offseason right up to draft day.
|P3||8/26/16||@ NO||8:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ CAR||7:30 pm|
|1||9/12/16||@ WAS||7:10 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ PHI||4:25 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/6/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/24/16||@ IND||8:30 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ CIN||8:30 pm|
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