The Steelers said earlier in the day that they were waiting for a second medical opinion on the right foot Bell injured Monday night, and they ruled him out for the team’s preseason game Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Steelers sent Bell’s MRI scans to Charlotte, N.C.-based foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for a final determination on whether the running back requires surgery. If surgery is needed, Bell could miss the entire season.
Coach Mike Tomlin declined to talk about Bell’s injury after Wednesday’s practice, telling reporters he still had to meet with team doctors. Tomlin went on to say he would address all injuries at his Thursday news conference at 12:30 p.m. ET.