Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has a “badly torn MCL, along with other damage” to his knee and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2015 season as a result, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Bell was injured during Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals when he was pulled down while carrying the football. He went to the ground awkwardly, causing the injury.
Before his injury, Bell ranked seventh in the NFL in rushing yards this season with 511 yards in six games played. He was suspended for the first two games of the season. As a per game average, Bell rankd third in the league in rushing.
Bell’s injury is the second major offensive injury that Pittsburgh has had to endure, after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed time with an injury. The veteran quarterback returned for sunday’s game against Cincinnati.
Baltimore has already played Pittsburgh once this season, a 23-20 Ravens victory without Roethlisberger in the lineup. The two teams meet again on Dec. 27.