BY ERIC GARLAND, CSNmidatlantic.com
Le’Veon Bell left the second quarter of the Steelers-Bengals game after suffering what appeared to be a nasty right-knee injury.
Bell caught a ball from Ben Roethlisberger before getting tracked down near the sideline by two Bengals players. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict brought Bell to the ground, but Bell’s right leg got caught and bent awkwardly under Burfict’s body.
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Bell, a top Steelers playmaker, already had 45 yards rushing in the game and a receiving touchdown. He was carted off the field and listed as doubtful to return.
The Steelers were without Bell to begin the year while Bell served a two-game suspension. Veteran running back DeAngelo Williams stepped in admirably in Bell’s absence, rushing for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns in two games.
The Steelers are expected to once again turn to Williams for as long as Bell is out.