The last thing the Pittsburgh Steelers needed this season was another injury to a massive star. They had already lost Ben Roethlishberger for a handful of games, but they have now lost perhaps the most vital part of their offensive attack for what could be the rest of the season.
Bell suffered a brutal knee injury against the Bengals on Sunday afternoon, which might end his season if it ends up being as serious as it looked when it happened.
Here's the video of the injury — it's not for the faint of heart:
Bell is the Steelers best offensive weapon, but without him and with the lost weeks with Roethlisbereger, the Steelers are going to be battling uphill this entire season and things won't be any easier.
It's not impossible that the Steelers can bounce back and make the playoffs this year, as they were managing to tread water without Big Ben under center. But a lot of that was helped by the fact that Bell was active in the lineup and being a weapon that carried the offense, and without him there is a dynamic missing.
That being said, D'Angelo Williams was more than capable of backing Bell up when he missed the first two games of the season, and the Steelers might be better off than we all think.