Le’Veon Bell left the field during today’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals after catching a pass in the second quarter and getting tackled by Vontaze Burfict. Initial reports out of the Steelers’ locker room were “optimistic,” but unfortunately, Bell’s injury is serious, as multiple prominent NFL reporters are reporting that Bell has a “badly torn” right MCL, and will miss the rest of the season:

Here is the tackle that did it for Bell, which, fair warning, is pretty gross to look at:

If these reports are indeed correct and Bell is out for the year, it’s been a lost year for the Steelers running back. He was suspended for the first two games of the year and only logged six games before his injury. The Steelers are 4-4 after today’s collapse/interception-fest against the Bengals, and have only had two games where both Ben Roethlisberger and Bell have played together.

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