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Le’Veon Bell again dealing with knee issue

Le'Veon Bell, Troy Polamalu

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs a play past strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) at practice during NFL football training camp at the team training facility in Latrobe, Pa. on Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


The left knee injury that kept Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell out of the lineup in the club’s preseason opener has again become an issue.

Bell’s left knee flared up on Thursday, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated, according to the club’s official Twitter feed.

In welcome news for Steelers fans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Bell’s injury is not serious. The Steelers’ next preseason game is Monday, giving Bell some more time to rest if needed.

Bell is listed as a co-starter with Isaac Redman at running back on the club’s latest depth chart. And Redman, too, is dealing with an injury. He suffered a stinger on Thursday, Tomlin said, according to the club.

Jonathan Dwyer is the Steelers’ third-string back.