Le’Veon Bell reportedly could be back by week four

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell could be back by week four after suffering a foot injury during the preseason.

Also, rookie running back Le’Veon Bell is on track to return from his foot injury, trending toward the lower end of the team’s original 6-to-8 week projection for his absence.

Bell suffered the injury in a preseason game on Aug. 19, and the Steelers believe he could be back for Week 4 against the Vikings in London. With the bye looming in Week 5, even if the team took the extra precaution of holding him out, he is on target to be back by Week 6 at the latest and in line to play the final 12 games. He had just ascended to the top of their depth chart at the time of the injury and, given his strong training camp performance, is viewed as a potential impact feature back right away.

At this point, I’d expect to see Bell before the bye, but that could change.

The Steelers need their running game to step up now that center Maurkice Pouncey is done for the season.  They need to take pressure off of Ben Roethlisberger and their passing game.